For Mary Baldwin students through the last 150
years, the inspiration and tutelage of favorite teachers
have lasted a lifetinne. At any gathering of MBC
alumnae, the conversation is sure to turn, at one time or
another, to stories about Thomas and Martha Grafton,
Mary Latimer Cordner, Carl Broman, Fannie
Strauss, Andrew Mahler, Mary Humphreys, Gordon
Page, John Mehner, Patricia Menk, Joe Garrison,
Bob Lafleur, Fletcher Collins, James Lott, and
the many others who motivated their students to
try new things and succeed.
The tradition of excellence in teaching
and individual attention continues, and Mary
Baldwin is poised for another 150 years of
inspired teaching. This issue of The Mary
Baldwin Magazine pays tribute to a few of the
professors whose gifted teaching and leadership
prepare current students for successful careers
and fulfilling lives, and who have helped Mary
Baldwin earn recognition from the John
Templeton Foundation as one of the best
character-building colleges in the nation.
ince its founding, Mary Baldwin College has been
known for its innovative, creative programming. Rufus Bailey, who
founded the Seminary in 1842, insisted that the women who studied
here should be given a practical, useful education.
Then, when Mary Julia Baldwin became head of the school in
1863, she took Rufus Bailey's plan a step further. She enlisted the
help of the great educator and textbook author. Dr. William Holmes
McGuffey, in de\eloping an even bolder program of study for
women. Bringing mathematics and the classics - even science -
into the program of studies. Miss Baldwin and Dr. McGuffey
patterned the curriculum after that of Mr. Thomas Jefferson's
university for men in Charlottesville. Although Dr. McGuffey
thought the course of study too difficult for the school ever to
become a popular institution, he later conceded that it was "among
the best, if not the very best in the South."
Today, Mary Baldwin College remains "among the very best"
and most innovative institutions of higher learning. Through our
Program for the Exceptionally Gifted and our Adult Degree
Program we serve the lifelong learning needs of more than the 18 to
22-year-old traditional student population. The mission of Mary
Baldwin College demands a commitment to lifelong learning.
Remaining innovative and staying among the very best is not an
easy task. This year our faculty have taken on added responsibilities
as we again move beyond the ordinary and inaugurate our graduate
program, the Master of Arts in Teaching. Each course in the
program will be team taught by a Mary Baldwin faculty member
and an experienced K-12 classroom teacher; thus, graduate students
at Mary Baldwin will not only learn what to teach, but also how to
The new program is yet one more testament to the dedication
and outstanding performance of the Mary Baldwin College faculty.
The faculty's hard work and devotion assured that our PEG and
Adult Degree Programs would be successes. The 1:11 faculty/
student ratio at MBC provides a sense of community. The barriers
to communication that exist at larger universities do not exist at
Mary Baldwin. Our faculty members are published authors, noted
researchers, and successful performers, yet each realizes the
importance of individualized attention to students through leaching.
In our science department, for example, students have hands-on
lab and field experiences. TTie latest technology is not reserved for
faculty research, but used by students who conduct their own
experiments and learn to think critically. Faculty in our business
department take students to major businesses and centers of trade
and simulate the start-up of a new business each semester. Real-
world experiences are combined with traditional classroom lectures
to provide students with a feel for the worid of business. In our
theatre department, students learn to communicate and work
together by participating in numerous productions throughout the
academic year. The theatre department's purpose statement includes
"providing for all students the opportunity to build confidence,
examine their abilities, and to understand the consequences of their
actions." Theatre students are provided wider opportunities than
memorizing the lines of a play. Theatre productions are produced,
publicized, acted, and sometimes written by students. There is a
leadership opportunity open for almost every student.
In 1991, Mary Baldwin College was named one of the John
Tcmplcton Foundation's top 10 character building colleges in the
nation, an honor directly attributable to our faculty. For Mary
Baldwin faculty members are interested in more than a student's
academic successes. At Mary Baldwin, women Icam self-
confidence, competence, and a sense of mastery that they carry into
the future. After all, Mary Baldwin's success is measured by the
people we graduate.
This issue of The Mary Haklwin Magazine celebrates the superb
men and women who have helped shape this institution and educate
the students who have studied here during the past 150 years. We
can be sure that our outstanding faculty will lead Mary Baldwin
into the next 1.50 years of innovation, creativity, and success.
Cynthia H. Tyson
Dr. Cynthia H. Tva>n
Editorial Advisory Board
Martha McMullan Aascn '51
Dr. James Harrington
B. Richard Plant
Assistant Professor of EnBJisli
Shirley Y. Rawlcy
Mary Jo Shilling Shannon '5)
Assistant ProfcsstJr in An
ara Catching Alexander '71, Clu
of Alumnae Activities
D. Michelle Hite
Kristin Collins '92
Additional cover phottJ^jraphs
courtesy of the Mary Baldwin archives.
Top photo: Dr. James L McAllister, Jr
professor of philosophy and religion.
during the 1960s; K>ttom phcrto: I>.
Edward P. Vandiver, professor of
English, in I93<i
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Office of College Relations
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2 What We Teach
b> Stacey Chase
On the cover, John Ong, assistant
professor of mathematics, advises
a student. Photo by Les Shofer.
12 Campus News
13 Alumnae President's Message
15 Alumna Profile
21 ADP Alumnus Prohle
by Dr. James Harrington
22 Chapters in Action
24 Class Notes
30 Faci!lt\' Notes
Mary lUldwin College docs not discriminate on the basis of sex (except that men arc admitted only as ADP
and graduate students); nor dcM.'s the College discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, color, age, or
handicap in its educational programs. co<urrtcular or other activities, and employment practices. Inquiries
may Ix- dirc-cted I,, the Dean of Students. Mary Baldwin College. Staunton, \A 24401; phone 705-887 7028.
In this issue's cover story, Staunton writer Stacey Chase features four current Mary Baldwin
faculty mennbers. Mini bios on faculty emeriti have also been included to update readers on
fornner professors and their current projects. This issue is dedicated to all Mary Baldwin faculty
mennbers, both past and present, for their outstanding service and dedication to Mary Baldwin
students through the past 150 years.
BY STACEY CHASE
There was this child
Lesley Lazin Novack
once knew. The
child had never spo-
ken and he was seven. After a
year and a half of therapy, the
boy learned to speak in short
On the day his therapy
ended. Dr. Novack took the
boy for a walk on a grassy strip
outside her New York apart-
tiienl building. He pointed to
the sky. "It's a bird." the boy
said. "He is flying."
The child then spread his
amis and ran as if it were pos-
ented and gifted, and other stu-
dents who may be less so. I
think there is a tremendous
challenge in meeting the aca-
demic needs <il <;// the stu-
The fact thai all her stu-
dents are young women
doesn't affect the way Dr.
Novack teaches. The fact that
they are all individuals does.
"In a classroom. 1 am not so
much guided by male versus
female but by individuals with
different needs," Dr. Novack
said. "I have a syllabus with
dates, but I .say to my classes
sible for him to take flight.
And, in a way, he had.
While open amis measured
Dr. Novack 's success as a
speech pathologist, open minds
are the measure of her success
as a teacher.
"One of the things I love
about the classroom is the chal-
lenge," she said. "I really be-
lieve the How has to be not just
from the faculty member lo the
students, but from the students
to the faculty member. And also
from the students to one another
- that's what really keeps a
classroom vibrant and alive."
Dr. Novack is an assistant
psychology professor at Mary
Baldwin. She joined the MBC
faculty only six years ago, after
impressive careers as both a
speech pathologist and devel-
"My life's dream had al
ways been to work at a small,
liberal arts college," Dr.
Novack said. "I really wanted
that sense of connectedness.
And, when I came here, there
was really a feeling of warmth.
"When people hear I teach
at an all- women's college, they
make the assumption that
there's a lack ol\hvcrsity. ,\t
Mary Baldwin, it's quite the
opposite," she continued.
"We have the PEG (Pro-
gram for the Exceptionally
('lifted] program, for example,
and also the Adult Degree Pro-
gram. We have some students
who arc some of the most lal-
Ihat those dates are guidelines.
Some classes may move faster
and some slower. I don't think
any two classes are the same.
"You always have to monitor
lo see if students are picking up
on your message," she added.
"And, for me, that has become
very automatic from my years as
a speech pathologist."
Another 7-year-old patient
of Dr. Novack's, a girl from
Maine, was a victim of
toxoplasmosis. She was blind,
unable to speak and hearing
impaired. She couldn't crawl,
or sit up, and was not toilet
trained. The girl's parents
tended to her needs lovingly,
but with no sense that their
daughter comprehended any-
thing at all.
Dr. Novack taught the child
a six-word vocabulary. ()tie of
the words was "eat" and when
that word was spoken to her,
the girl would voluntarily open
"It made such a difference
in her life, in her parents'
lives," Dr. Novack said. "It
was as if we gave her a certain
degree of dignity."
One of Dr. Novack's
lomier patients, Chris Burke,
has achieveil not onl) dignity
as a handicapped person but
Burke, who has Down's
syndrome, is one of the stars of
the ABC television series "Life
Goes On." But 20 years ago,
w hen he \s as about four vears
old, Burke was one of Dr.
Novack's patients al the Men-
tal Retardation Institute in New
York's Spanish harlem.
"Little Christopher was so
darling," Dr. Novack recalled.
"To see that he's made it in lite
is such a point of inspiration. It
says so much for people, in
general. It's a wonderful sign
""As a scientist, I'm inter-
ested in Nature versus Nur-
ture," Dr. Novack said. "1 wani
to believe in Nurture. And
when you look at that family,
and that child, you see what
that role can be."
Dr. Novack, herself, has al-
ways played a nurturing role.
"I've always been inter-
ested in language and the help-
ing profession," she said.
"When I went to college, and
was trying to decide on a ma-
jor. I took a course in speech
pathology. There was a lot of
practicum . . . and, as I worked
with children. I began to see
"The changes did some-
thing for the children, obvi-
ously, but they did something
for me, loo. "
Even the less dramatic
changes in her students al Mary
Baldwin thrill Dr. Novack.
"I am part of a whole cre-
ation process!" she said.
"When a student discovers
something, or has some knowl-
edge generated within her, it's
as if that knowledge was cre-
ated for the first time and ne\ er
existed before. And that's \\hal
I see, sometimes, in a class "
Dr. Novack earned her
bachelor's degree from the
University of Massachusetts al
Amherst and a master's in
speech pathology from New
York University. She was
awarded a second master's de-
gree, in psychology, and her
Ph.D. from The University of
Dr. Novack is married to
Dr. David Novack. a sociologv
professor at Washington & Lee
University in Lexington, VA.
The couple has a 19-year-old
daughter. Jennifer, who is a
rising sophomore at Williams
Where Are They Now?
BY KRISTIN COLLINS "92
AND D. MICHELLE HITE
and Director of In-
B.S.. United States
M.A.T., Duke Uni-
versity; Bald»»in-Wallace College: NATO
Mr. Booth IS working on his com-
puters and enjoys spending time in
North Palm Beach. FL.
1971), Dean Emerita
of the College and
Professor Emerita of
Sociology: B.A. Agnes
Scott College: M.A.:
sity: D.H.L. Mary Baldwin College.
Mrs. Grafton reports that she en-
joys spending her time reading and
presenting lectures. She and her hus-
band. Dr. Thomas H. Grafton, recently
moved to a Presbyterian retirement
community in Harrisonburg, VA. Ear-
lier this year, Mrs. Grafton was pre-
sented the Higher Education Award by
the Presbyterian Church (USA). The
award is presently annually to a per-
son who has notably contributed to
higher education within the context of
the Presbyterian Church.
A. ELIZABETH PARKER (1941-
1972), Dean Ementa of Students:
B.A.. University Of
lives in Chatta-
nooga. TN, in a re-
tirement center and
reports she is en-
The Noxacks often \\ ork to-
gether on research, specifically
gender relations, and have pre-
sented jointly-authored papers
at scholarly meetings. Dr.
Lesley Novack"s research inter-
ests also include sibling interac-
tion, peer relations among chil-
dren, and language and
cogniti\e de\elopment in young
children. Once in a while, she
and her husband lecture to one
""I bring my research into
the classroom," Dr. Novack
said. "TU talk about some of
the work I've done, in a very
minor way. .And I incorporate,
when it's relevant, the work
that other faculty here have
■■J think research is really
important because it helps keep
me on the cutting edge of
what's going on. Also because
it's so important for my stu-
dents; my involvement in re-
search draws them into re-
Last year. Dr. Novack co-
authored two papers with four
Mary Baldwin psychology ma-
jors. Those papers, which
counted as the students' senior
projects, were presented in
March at the Southeastern Psy-
chological Association meeting
in Knoxville, TN. One similar
paper was given at the 1991
Nevertheless, Dr. Novack
says the "publish or perish"
mentality isn't prevalent at
"Here, there is a primary
emphasis on teaching, as op-
posed to research," she said. "I
love being in the classroom. I
love that exchange of ideas. I
enjoy the research, but the
teaching is the love."
Dr. Novack not only brings
her research into the class-
room, but her clinical experi-
ence as well.
"I really want students to
internalize information. I don't
want the classroom experience
to be one of just taking notes,"
"One of the way-. I try to
get them to intcmali/t; the ma-
terial is to make it reji.-vanl to
them by bringing in real-life
experience. For example, when
I talk about expressive and re-
ceptive language. I define
those terms academically, and
then I use the example of the
little girl with toxoplasmosis."
That little girl, who knew
only six words, speaks vol-
umes to Dr. Novack's students.
"Mental retardation doesn't
just happen to people in books,
or to people down the street,
and, when I tell a story, I try to
make that person live and
breathe," Dr. Novack said.
"First and foremost comes
the academic, the intellectual,"
she said. "Still in all, I want my
students to feel, in a very hu-
man way, the issues.
"There have been times
when I've looked out into a
classroom and I've seen an
emotional reaction - I've seen
it in their eyes. I've seen it in
some students for whom edu-
cation has been a chore. And
something comes alive and
that's a real excitement.
"I think some of our stu-
dents come to college and it's
only here that they realize how
very bright they are," Dr.
Novack continued. "Students
will say to me on my teacher
evaluations, 'Thank you for the
challenge.' That makes me feel
The challenge. Dr. Novack
notes, is reciprocal.
"I guess I think the notion of
challenge is all-pervasive. It's
what I want for myself and for
my students. I don't want com-
placency," Dr. Novack said.
"I think we all have more
within us than what we see on
the surface - the humanistic
notion of the 'real self versus
the 'ideal self.' We're always
moving toward that goal |of
the ideal self] and, without Ihc
challenge, wc never get there."
skeleton and an
reposed in the
beat-up, orange sofa bed out-
side the office of Lundy Hurd
Dr. Pentz delivered the sofa
to two former students who
were working non-stop on a
lab project and requested a
couch, among other outlandish
amenities. The students, in
turn, sheeted the bed and
tucked in the lifeless figures.
They left their teacher a note
saying the shapes were all that
was left of them.
Dr. Pentz, chairman of the
biology department, thinks
teaching requires a sense of hu-
mor. But it's no joke that he's
hopelessly devoted to the pro-
"The small light bulbs that
go off is the big reward of the
job," Dr. Pentz said. "I find that
happens more when people are
having fun than when they're
uptight and too serious."
Thinking of science as
something other than serious is
a stretch for some students.
"Most of the students come
[to college] with the perception
of science as this daunting
body of information that they
have to learn - but don't want
to," Dr. Pentz said.
"They are repelled and
alienated by science as an in-
fallible authority where every-
thing is known and, if you
can't figure it out, you can look
it up anyway. A starting point
to defu.se that is to say, 'There
is a great deal that isn't known
. . . and the heart of science is
not facts, but discovery."'
Over the 12 years he's
taught at Mary Baldwin, Dr.
Pentz says incoming students
have become progressively less
prepared for college-level sci-
ence. Even worse, he's noticed
their grit is gone.
fully calculate how much frus-
tration I can present them in or-
der to challenge them.
"I'm famous for making up
these tests with bizarre ques-
tions, like, 'You're the first bi-
ologist on Mars and you run
across a green blob . . .'" he
Dr. Pentz smiles and nods
eageriy when asked if he's
known as a hard teacher.
"I tend to feel that I both
agree and disagree with the
prevailing educational attitude:
'Never frustrate them,'" he
continued. "We have to be sen-
sitive to people's
"As soon as students per-
ceive in themselves the signs
of frustration, people have told
them ihal's the time to quit,"
Dr. Pent/, said. "I have to care-
but where I deviate
is that once you es-
tablish that a student can do
some things, you immediately
have to raise the stakes.
"I try to get students to the
level where they know the facts,
yes, but they can also design the
experinients. " Dr. Pent/ said.
"My philosophy of teaching is
that I will do anything that is
not illegal or immoral to get
them to that point."
Dr. Pent/ gets students to
that point largely through his
own enthusiasm and imagina-
tion. The biology professor is
well-known for his laboratory
handouts, which are adorned
with original cartoons and cal-
ligraphy. The handouts feature
step-by-step instructions tor
each experiment, technical
illustrations and practical ex-
planations of laboratory tech-
"Students think they're a
terrific hoot." he said.
Dr. Pent/, first started using
his clever handouts while teach-
ing both undergraduate and
continuing education courses at
The Johns Hopkins I'niversitN.
Mis students there loved them
so much they look fistluls to the
editor of the The Johns Hopkins
University Press and asked him
to publish them.
The result was The Biolcih
Book, a collection of 26 labora-
tory exercises for biology stu-
dents, now in its second En-
glish printing. There is also a
Dr. Pent/. 41. eamed both his
bachelor's and doctoral degrees
from Johns Hopkins. He is mar-
ried to Dr. Hllen .Steward Pent/,
a research geneticist at The Uni-
versity of Virginia. The couple
has a 5-ycar-old daughter.
Dr. Pent/.'s own research
focuses on immunology and re
His doctoral dissertation.
TiitphohUisth Tiilvraiuc. ex-
plores whether a fetus "masks"
itself under a placenta and am-
niotic sac coaling of a protein
known as Human Chorionic
.'\ fetus. Dr. Pent/ ex-
plained, is a foreign tissue in
the mother's body and theoreti-
cally should be rejected w ithin
the first month or two of preg-
"Pregnancy shouldn't work
immunologically." Dr. Pent/
said. "One possible explanation
[why the fetus isn't rejecledj
is that it may conceal its dif-
ference from the mother; coat
Itself with something. "
The thesis was also pub-
lished by The Johns Hopkins
Since earning his Ph.D..
Dr. Pent/ has concentrated
less on research and more on
"I don't have any research
that is my own now." Dr. Pent/
said. "Our liKus in the sciences
at Mar\ Baldwin is the stu-
LOIS BLACKBURN BRYAN (1969-
1990), Associate Professor Ementa of
Physical Education; B.S. Westhampton
College of ttie Uni-
versity of Rich-
mond; M.Ed.. Madi
son College; The
University of Vir-
Mrs. Bryan ^K ^~'
with her husband.
Or. Charles Bryan. She keeps active
giving lectures and traveling to coun-
tries including Germany, Costa Rica,
and Holland. She will lecture this year
in Mexico and Sunname on Stress
Management. In addition to her trav-
els she has been spending time with
MARJORIE B. CHAMBERS (1962-
1984), Professor Ementa of Religion
and Philosophy; B.A., Drew University;
B.D.. Drew Theologi-
cal Seminary; M.A..
Ph,D., Yale Univer-
sity; University of
who was dean of the
College, has become
a serious oil and wa-
tercolor artist. She
paints still lifes. landscapes, and
flowers. She Is a member of the hand
bell choir and an elder of her church.
FLETCHER COLLINS, JR. (194S-
1977), Professor Emeritus of Theatre:
Ph.B.. Ph.D.. Yale University.
Dr. Collins Is keeping active with
repairs and maintenance on "The
Oaks.' his home on Beverley Street in
Staunton. VA. 'The
Oaks' was built by
Civil War mapmaker
Still active in local
theatre. Dr. Collins
senses as chait of
the Board of the
Oak Grove Theatre.
He Is president of
Theatre Wagon and a member of the
MBC Sesquicentenniai Committee. He
Is also tutoring an ADP student In Me-
dieval Music Drama.
dents" original, senior research
projects. We make sure the stu-
dent does not become just a pair
of hands in a larger research
"■Research in science is like
a medical sp)ecialt\ .'" he added.
"We need it. we need people to
do it . . . but. even if the funding
were not limited, we would
need more people to teach than
to do the research. ■■
Teaching biology at a
women's college is particularly
challenging. Dr. Pentz says, be-
cause young w omen often lack
self-confidence in their scien-
■"Science and math are
among the more intellectually
challenging things in our culture
and. if you have a convenient
excuse, you will use it to avoid
them." he said. "■For women, 'I
just can't do that" seems to be an
Dr. Pentz tries to combat that
lack of confidence by sending
his students directly to the lab.
■'The lab breeds self-confi-
dence in their ability to go into
an unfamiliar situation and ac-
complish a result that is tangible.
"I think all lab courses
should be taught on a single-sex
basis,"' Dr. Pentz said. ""The
guys [in coed schools] are ready
to rush in and get their hands on
the instrumentation, while the
women are relegated to taking
"fve never had any student
say they would have benefitted
from a lab in a coed setting, but
plenty of women (students] say
they were the only one in a grad
class who could handle them-
selves in the lab and stand up
and answer critical questions."
Dr. Pcntz's hands-on ap-
proach to biology may result in
a broken Petri dish or two, but
he thinks that's much better
than shattering a student's faith
"At a women's college, I
would never dream of chewing
a student out for breaking a
piece of equipment - especially
as a male instructor - because it
would perpetuate the idea that,
"You, mere woman, shouldn't
touch that equipment!'" he said.
Dr. Pent/, u .s to give his
students female role
■"I make a ver>' subtle
effort to select papers
with senior female au-
thors, but 1 think it would
be unprofessional to go
overboard," Dr. Pentz
said. "But, still in a subtle
way, I m;ike it clear that
no one with any sense
thinks of science as a
Mary Baldwin gradu-
ates, on average, be-
tween eight and 12 biol-
ogy majors a year.
A few of those gradu-
ates have participated in
the Young Women in
Science Program as ris-
ing seniors in high
school. The three-week
summer program held at
Mary Baldwin, and di-
rected this year by Dr.
Pentz, is designed to in-
troduce science in the
context of lab work.
"A large part of the
reason people don't like
science is they don't
know what science is
like." Dr. Pentz said.
"Science is using your
hands as well as your
mind. Our real object is
to teach young women to
own the subject."
Dr. Pentz hopes the Young
Women in Science Program
will help reverse the trend he's
witnessed and better prepare
high schoolers for college-level
"Even if we were in the 17th
century, I'd advocate students
learning science as part of a lib-
eral arts education - though
there wouldn't be much tech-
nology to worry about - be-
cause it does something to the
mind," Dr. Pentz said.
"When we teach properly in
science, wc give students a
mental resilience. There is a
tendency outside of science to
be accepting of prevailing
opinions. What we have lo try
to do is make students ready to
question authoritative pro-
Dr. Pentz believes that a
reverent skepticism will pro-
duce not only better students,
but better citizens.
"The thing that keeps me
awake at night is the thought
that we're becoming the .society
H.G. Wells wrote about in The
Time Machine - with the hid-
eous technocrats that live un-
derground and the flower chil-
dren, we would call them, that
live above ground," Dr. Pentz
"I see our society in terrible
danger of being divided between
people who bcnei'il from science
- but don'l understand it - and
those who manipulate science."
While thai notion is causing
Dr. Peniz some sleeplessness,
he could always sheet the old
sofa bed and have Ihe lasl
When J. Riley
a teenager, his
tioned off the garage to give
him a place to practice the pi-
ano. His three brothers used the
adjoining space to shelter and
repair their motorcycles.
"While I was practicing
Brahms, my brother was rev-
ving up his Suzuki," Dr. Haws
joked. "Somewhere el.se that
(juxtaposition] would seem
sarcastic but, in Texas, it was
Dr. Haws, born and rai.sed
in Fori Worth, has been an as-
sistant professor of music at
Mary Baldwin College since
1987. Now an internationally-
known concert pianist, he
seems almost nostalgic about
competing with engine noise.
Classical music. Dr. Haws
says, is not jusi for big shots
with big bucks.
"A lot of people think clas-
sical music is insincere - that
it's for people in tuxes and
pearls and furs. And that's a
real shame," Dr. Haws said.
"The composers, themselves,
were living on hotdogs and
"If the great composers had
stayed alive and were living in
snoring, or crinkling
a candy wrapper in
the third row, or-
God forbid - lalk-
iufi," Dr. Haws ex-
"One of the cru-
cial roles of music
Ml our lives is that it
helps us experience
our emotions. It
works as a sort of
lluid' that activates
or lubricates the
emotions - lets them
move and come to
life." he said.
"Music puts us
in touch with our
subconscious. It gets
us moving toward a
spirit realm; it takes
away inhibitions. It
distracts us from the
hard edge of time
and it justifies the
existence of time,
whose seconds can
sometimes fall like
It has been a
long lime since Dr.
Haws, 40, played pi-
ano to an empty ga-
rage, but he has
never been a
stranger to the spirit
There are two Steinways in
his Deming Mall office: a
seven-footer that is almost too
big for the room and a smaller
Steinway. with one dead key.
While playing Rachmaninoff's
melancholy "Prelude in D."
Dr. Haws' fingers float over
the big grand's keys with the
delicacy of a dragonfly skim-
ming the surface of a pond.
"My primary mission in life
is to perpetuate
RILEY HAWS ":^'^^'
guage ot Wcst-
a retirement home, they might
say, 'I hate the live concert!
Give me a cassette player or a
A cassette player or a
Walkman is .sometimes prefer-
able to a concert hall because
the listener can privately expe-
rience his or her emotions
em line art music. It is a
language often more ornate and
complex than the language of
popular music," Dr. Haws said.
"But the foundation for it is
picked up intuitively through
practice, through singing and
playing. The process is more
important than adoring the
masterpieces, but purlicipa-
lion in the process is usually
w hat enables us to adore
One of two full-time music
professors at Mary Baldw in.
Dr. Haws tries to teach his
students how to participate in
music. With his half-do/cn pi-
ano students, the lesson is di-
rect. With his classes of music
appreciation students. Dr.
Haws' challenge is to make lis-
He gives his students - you
guessed it - cassette tapes.
"The thing about teaching
music that's hard is you can't
throw a slide up on the wall.
When it's played, it's gone.
"But. usually, if you hear
something over and over, you
recognize it - or at least some
of it. And instead of it being an
unfamiliar landscape, there are
some clearings," Dr. Haws
He has also taken students to
operas at the John F. Kennedy
Center for the Performing Arts
in Washington, D.C.
""Alter it's over, 1 always
get the same conlession: "I
thought this would be boring,
but to my astonishment I en-
joyed it and want to come
back.' They all say that," Dr.
Haws said. "It changes their at-
titude very quickly."
Learning the ornate and
complex language of classical
music is a lot like learning any
other language, said Dr. Haw s.
who speaks conversational
Gennan, Italian and some
"You have to hear it used
by people in context. You learn
a language best in the country
where it's spoken," he said.
"Performing music is a kind of
laying-on-of-hands thing. The
teacher has to be there to show
how it's done. It can't be
learned from a book "
Most of the \(Hing women
who attend Mar> Baldwin
College take at least one mu-
sic course, though music is
onl\ offered as a minor. Dr.
Haws thinks the study of mu-
sic is essential to a liberal arts
"I think music is valuable
fessor Emeritus of
Art; B.F.A.. Rich-
institute of the Col-
lege of William and
Mary; Doctoral de
rUniversite' de Paris.
Or. Oesportes paints and studies
Italian. He and current and retired art
faculty (Sally James. Riley Haws.
Marlena Hobson, Polly Dixon, and Mary
Echols) from Mary Baldwin study Italian
once a week with an Italian art profes-
sor from James Madison University.
MARY T. ECHOLS
sor Emerita of Art:
B.A. . George Washing-
ton University; M.A.,
University of Southern
California; Ph.D., The
University of Virginia.
Dr. Echols, an art
historian, is taking
painting lessons from Frank Hobbs.
and took a water color class this past
May Term. During the past year, she
completed classes in drawing, oil
painting, and water color with art fac-
W. JACKSON GALBRAITH (1961-
1974), Associate Professor Emeritus of
Mathematics: B.S., United States Naval
Academy; M.A.T.. Duke University.
ROBBINS L. GATES (196S-19I7),
Professor Emeritus of Political Sci-
ence; B.A,, Washing-
ton & Lee University;
A.M., Ph.D., Colum-
Dr. Gates, an avid
gardener, is active in
community theatre. He
appeared in an Oak
Grove Theatre produc-
tion this summer, and
presented the last pertomiance of his
one-man show at Gunston Hall this June
for tlw George Mason Histofical Society,
because of w hat they used to
call. "The education of the
hean. as well as the education
of the mind." Music's the edu-
cation of the heart - I guess
that sounds kind of comy,"" he
■"But when you know
people who've been involved
in music all their lives, they
carry themselves with poise
and they have a harmonious-
ness about them. That's not
true for me - I have neither
poise nor harmony - but, in
general, it's true. Music stimu-
lates a spiritual side to the in-
Dr. Haws worries, however,
that the tradition of music is
■"I am horrified that so many
children these days are not en-
couraged to make music, or to
participate in the ancient cus-
tom of singing songs," he said.
""Song always provided a
means of experiencing a sense
of community, especially when
sung in harmony. That's why
we sing in church. I believe rap
music may represent the ulti-
mate degeneration of the social
function of music - there is no
melody in rap."
Dr. Haws grew up singing
and playing music and, no
doubt, so will his 8-year-old
son. Dr. Haws is married to
Custer LaRue, a soprano solo-
ist with The Baltimore Con-
sort. Ms. LaRue, a Mary
Baldwin alumna, is also an ad-
junct faculty member of voice.
"I used to tell people I
didn't have a musical family,
but I did," Dr. Haws said. "We
all had guitars, ft was the late
'50s and '60s and wc would
play The Kingston Trio's
Dr. Haws began piano les-
sons at the age of seven, but
admits that his teacher "put up
with a lot of guitar playing in
between those lessons."
"When I was 16, 1 was in a
group that opened for "The
Doors' in Fori Worth," he said,
relishing a story he loves to tell
his students. "'They were so
dark, so wonderful. I was a fa-
natic Doors fan afterwards."
When he wa,s a high school
senior. Dr. Haws joined a
three-man folk band known as
"Magic .-Mice" that caught the
attention of Nashville record
producer Bob Johnston.
Johnston, w ho handled Bob
Dylan and other big stars, flew
the group to the country music
capital to record four or five
cuts for Columbia Records.
The band was hoping for an al-
bum contract, but it never ma-
"I didn't like the way they
tampered with our songs and
made them more commercial."
Dr. Haws said. "They were
special songs that had a kind of
spiritual feeling. We saw our-
selves as a budding religious
group concerned with spiritual
things in a time of war."
Even though he thought of
college as "the one option that
square people would choose,"
Dr. Haws nonetheless attended
University in his
pianist Luiz de
who became his
mentor, and ma-
jored in piano
"I thought 1
might go to col-
lege to study mu-
sic for a few
years and then
take off to L.A.
or New York,"
Dr. Haws said. "'I
thought I would
break into the
and become in-
volved, in a deep
way, in produc-
ing records, writ-
ing songs, mak-
ing albums and
- all tho.se things
kids dream of."
firsl year at TCU
He raked in the
first place in both
the Texas and the
Southwest Regional competi-
tions sponsored by the Music
Teachers' National Association
and second place in the Texas
Young Artist Competition.
"For awhile, everywhere I
played I caused a stir," Dr. Haws
said. "I just caught on fire."
After graduation in 1975,
Dr. Haws was awarded a schol-
arship by the German govern-
ment and spent a year studying
piano performance at the
Goethe Institute in Hanover,
"It was a terrible year," he
confessed. ""I just got kind of
isolated and buried in my
work. Hanover is dark and
dreary in the winter and the
people generally aren't very
Dr. Haws went on to earn a
master's degree, again in piano
performance, in 1979 and com-
pleted a doctorate of musical
arts two years ago from the
Peabody Conservatory of The
Johns Hopkins University.
He has performed solo pi-
ano recitals since 1971 in 10
states, as well as in Brazil,
Canada, Germany, Italy, Swit-
zerland and Yugoslavia.
■"I had a terrible, wonderful
time in Italy when [in 1979] I
played a concert there in a 10th-
century basilica," Dr. Haws re-
called. "The piano was out of
tune . . . enough that it would
throw me off I prayed to all the
saints on the mosaic floor that I
would be deaf to it, and I was."
In the United States, Dr.
Haws has performed under the
auspices of the Van Clibum
Council, American Liszt Soci-
ety, Hartt College Contempo-
rary Music Festival and
Harvard Musical Association.
He's also been a soloist with the
Fort Worth Symphony and Me-
ridian (Mississippi) Symphony.
Dr. Haws made his Camegic
Recital Hall debut in 1981.
"I'd like to be performing all
the time," he said. "But. when I
do, it's hard to switch gears and
get back into teaching.
"Performing requires so
much psychic energy and in-
vestment of your soul. You're
in this ecstatic state. The last
lime I performed was in Hart-
ford. Connecticut, and it was a
good perfomiance ... I thought
it was a shame 1 didn't perform
right after, somewhere else.
"But Luiz |de Moura
Castro] came up afterwards
and gave me a big hug. That
was probably the most signifi-
cant thing about that perfor-
mance for me. It felt great."
When Dr. Evans came to
Mary Baldw in as a French in-
structor in the mid-196()s. stu-
dents were required to take a
"When I first came here.
there was quite a large depart-
ment - about six teachers - a
language lab, a French house,
a French assistant, so it was a
very different thing." Dr.
Evans said. "It was due. in
part, to the fact that languages
were required and French,
along w ith Spanish, was the
most popular language."
The language requirement
was dropped during the post-
Vietnam era, when educational
institutions were opting to give
students more choices about
"It w as part of a
MARTHA EVANS =~
huge power and ev-
erybody spoke En-
glish and they would adjust to
us." Dr. Evans said. "1 have
mi.ved feelings about it. 1 think
it's a good thing for people to
learn another people's lan-
guage but, froiTi a teacher's
point of view , it's terrible to be
in class and have captive stu-
.Americans, in general, have
a poor facility for foreign lan-
guages. Dr. Evans notes. But
that is changing.
"During their lifetime,
many Americans may never
come in contact with a foreign
person speaking a foreign lan-
guage," Dr. Evans said, "On
the other hand, Europeans
come in contact with people
speaking foreign languages all
the time. That lack of expo-
sure, I think, has reduced
Americans' curiositv | about
"But. in politics and diplo-
macy, we now reali/e not onl>
is it helpful to speak to a per-
son in his own language, but
learning a language gives an
insight into the culture, " she
added. "The I'.S. no longer has
cultural and political hege-
mony and ni>w needs to adjust
to other people "
Today, Mary Baldw ui of-
fers French, Spanish, demian.
Japanese and Latin. Though no
bout 1(1 years
and eight Mary
B.ikiwin College students
boarded a train one spring day
in Paris. The students lounged
across the seats and spread out
their belongings. They were ex-
cited and talked loudly. TTie
French people on the train were
Dr. Evans, director of Mary
Baldwin's May tenn in Paris,
spoke w ith her students about
the /<//(v/)(;,v. once they'd dis-
embarked. It was anything but
a textbook lesson.
"That story demonstrates the
cultural differences in peoples'
sense of space. You can tell stu-
dents, and they can take notes
on it. but they can't understand
It until they get to another coun-
try." Dr. Evans said.
"In another country, you
also get the sense of language
as it's really spoken - by dif-
ferent people in different situa-
tions - and that's impossible in
Dr. Evans, .'i.^. is chair of
ihe two-person French depart-
ment and coordinator of the
college's Women's Studies
Program. She loves Paris in
May as much as her students
and secretly relishes the
chance to match wits w ith the
■'For me. going to France is
like a big game." Dr. Evans
said. "It has many rules - some
of which are staled and some
of which are not. Like, what's
proper to say and what isn't?
Of course, this is all uncon-
scious to the French."
And while a foreign coun-
try may have foreign rules,
there is also a freedom to be
"When you get into another
language and speak it well . . .
you get to be this other per-
sona." she added, "'^ou get to
he an actor. You get to act out
.ill parts of \our personality
111. It \ou uouUln'i otherwise
.let out. '
Emeritus of Sociof
ogy: B.A.. PresDyte-
rian College: B,D.,
University: University of North Carolina;
University of Chicago: Richmond School
of Social Work: Garrett Biblical Institute.
Dr. and Mrs. Grafton have moved to
the Sunnyside Retirement Home in
Harrisonburg, VA. Keeping busy with
reading and preaching. Dr. Grafton has
also been asked to write the history of
the Sunnyside Retirement Home.
1968), Professor Emerita
of Biology; B.A.. Western
Maryland College; M.A,.
Ph.D.. Duke University.
has been the recipient
of numerous civic awards in Berlin, MD.
This past year, she was named Citizen
of the Year. In addition, she has been
honored by former students at Mary
Baldwin, who have established a biology
lecture series in her name. L. Lundie
Spence '68 presented the first program
In the lecture series this past March.
MARY D. IRVING
sor Emerita of Educa-
tion: B.S.. E.D., The
University of Virginia:
M.Ed., Columbia Uni-
versity: Ed,D., Boston
Dr. Irving, who
lives in Augusta County, is busy reading,
gardening, and taking care of her 98-
VEtA M. LYTTON (194S-1974),
Associate Professor Ementa of French;
A.B.. M.A.. Drake
The Sorbonne, Uni-
versity of Paris.
Ms. Lytton lives
in Staunton, and is
recovering from a re-
cent hip injury.
longer required. Dr. Evans
thinks learning another lan-
guage is no less important.
""1 think language is what
we're learning about all to-
gether - different people, dif-
ferent societies. That's the pur-
pose of a liberal arts education
and language is one way of do-
ing that." Dr. Evans said. ""It's
a discipline of the mind, a way
of getting outside one's own
narrow point of view.
""It's also a way of learning
grammar. Learning about
grammar as a discipline in and
of itself. And. students do
learn about their own language
when they're contrasting it."
Dr. Evans learned, how-
ever, that writers must be cau-
tious when they're immersed in
a foreign tongue.
Dr. Evans spent the 1985-
86 academic year in Paris on
an .i\merican Council of
Learned Societies grant re-
searching her most recent
book. Fits and Starls: A Gene-
alogy of Hysteria in Modern
France. The book was pub-
lished last December by
Cornell University Press.
"I had to rewrite the intro-
duction on women writers
while I was there," Dr. Evans
said. "I was delighted with it; I
thought It was great."
Later, a reviewer criticized
Dr. Evans for not fully support-
ing her thesis in the text.
"What I had done was really
assert things in a grandiose
way," she admitted. "What I
had done wa.s write in a French
style, but in the English lan-
In addition to Fits and
Slaris, Dr. Evans is the author
of Masks of Tradition: Women
and the Politics of Writing in
also published by Cornell Uni-
versity Press in 1987.
She has translated two other
books: A Critique of Psychoana-
lytic Reason: Hypnosis in Ques-
tion from Lavoisier to Lacan by
the late Dr. Ixon Chertok and
Dr. Isabclle Stengcrs, released in
March by Stanfopj University
Press, and Wriling and Madness
by Dr. Shoshana Fcltiian, pub-
lished in 1985 by C'omcll Uni-
Dr. Evan's research inter-
ests include 19th and 20th cen-
tury French literature, feminist
criticism, and psychoanalysis
and the history of psychiatry.
She is married to Dr. John
Evans, an English professor at
Washington & Lee University
in Le.xington, VA. The couple
has two children: Rachel, 23, a
graduate of the University of
and Justin, 21.
who is a rising
senior at Co-
joined the MBC
time in 1976,
the same year
ies class was
years later, she
"What we're doing
in women's colleges
is attempting to
in their lives,"
Dr. Evans said, "it's
important for women
to know their own
history and to be
able to articulate
reactions to things."
program s coor-
"The idea of women's stud-
ies grew out of the idea that
knowledge and learning -
though purported to be univer-
sal - was based on a male
model and a male perspective,"
Dr. Evans said.
"The whole idea of the
Feminist Movement is that you
can identify women as a group,
with interests common to all,"
she continued. "In our society,
women are culturally trained to
do certain emotional and actual
work. If you say that, it follows
there is a female perspective on
things which overall, and in a
general way, is different from a
When Dr. Evans was an un-
dergraduate at Wellesley Col-
lege in the late 19.5()s, Betty
Fricdan's book. The Feminine
Mystique, had not yet touched
off the Feminist Movement.
Nonetheless, she says her edu-
cation at a women's college
prepared her for the tumultuous
"My experience at
Wellesley created in me a kind
of altitude that made me recep-
tive to women's studies and
feminism when they came
about," Dr. Evans said. "It was
clear from the beginning that
the school's mission was to
educate women who were go-
ing to make major contribu-
tions to society."
Dr. Evans went on to earn
her Ph.D. in French literature
from Yale University in 1967.
She claims that women's
studies at women's colleges are
studies at co-
that's not un-
said. "If any-
thing, I think I'm harder on my
students [because they are
women]. Sometimes I'm
amazed at their docility."
What is unique to women's
colleges is their mission.
"What we're doing in
women's colleges is attempting
to empower women in their
lives," Dr. Evans said. "It's im-
portant for women to know
their own history and to be able
to articulate their own percep-
tions and reactions to things.
"Women's experiences are
an important part of reality that
feminists are saying have been
Asked if she would call her-
self a feminist, Dr. Evans
laughed. "Yes," she said.
"Need you ask?"
The Women's Studies Pro-
gram at Mary Baldwin intro-
duced into the curriculum not
only a women's perspective,
but a perspective of women
gained through their historical
representation and accomplish-
At least one women's stud-
ies course is required for
graduation from Mary
In one class. Dr. Evans had
her students look at themselves
in the mirror for 10 minutes.
"Those students looking in
the mirror came up with all the
same stuff as in the psychoana-
lytic article [they'd read]," Dr.
Evans said. "The students
started reflecting: "How do oth-
ers see me? Who gets to judge
me? Define me? What image
do I present?'
"I think [the exercise]
meant more because they de-
rived it from their own experi-
ence, rather than them coming
to something a dead, white
male had written."
Despite moments of indi-
vidual enlightenment. Dr.
Evans says it has become
harder, over the years, to rec-
ognize female solidarity among
"Women's studies pro-
grams have gone through the
same changes as feminism,"
Dr. Evans said. "One of the big
changes [over the past 16
years] is that we have a genera-
tion of students whose opportu-
nities were created by the femi-
nists, and they think that is
what the world has always
"They don't realize how
fragile feminism is and that
those rights could be taken
away. It's difficult because you
don't want to say, 'Things
could get bad again.' On the
other hand, you try to get in a
historical look at the status of
women in society and make
them realize how recent their
rights and opportunities have
Stacey Chase is an award-win-
ning newspaper reporter, as well
as free-lance writer. Her articles,
photographs, and poems appear
regularly in literary journals, includ-
ing Green Mountains Review, Poets
& Writers. Puerto Del Sol, and Ver-
mont Sunday Magazine, among
others. Chase was recipient of the
1988 Bernard J. O'Keefe Scholar-
ship In Nonfiction at the Bread Loaf
Writers' Conference and frequently
serves on the conference's admin-
fessor Emeritus of
Religion and Phi-
losophy; B.A., Uni-
versity of North
Ph.D.. Duke University.
Dr. McAllister has been selected
to publish an article in the Blackwell
Dictionary of Evangelical Bioiraphy.
The subject of his article is the sec-
ond Bishop of the Diocese of Virginia
from 1814-1841, Bishop Richard
Channing Moore. Last year, a scholar-
ship for pre-ministry studies at Mary
Baldwin was established in Dr.
McAllister's name. (Editor's note: As
this issue of The Magazine goes to
press, we are saddened by the news
that Dr. McAllister passed away on Au-
gust 4, 1992.1
JOHN F. MEHNER (1963-1986),
Professor Emeritus of Biology: B.S.,
Grove City Col-
gan State Uni-
be active in
the study of birds and is a much
sought-after guide for amateur orni-
thologists. He has co-authored a book
titled. The Birds of Augusta County.
and he serves as the Virginia State
coordinator of the 'Breeding Bird Sur-
vey," a federal program.
PATRICIA H. MENK (1952-1981),
Professor Ementa of History; B.A.,
,V1 A.. Ph.D.,
sity of Vir-
completed her book on the history of
Mary Baldwin College, and it will be
published this fall. In addition to her
writing, she has lectured on the his-
tory of MBC at the Roanoke Historical
Society, and at numerous community
and alumnae events. In June, Dr.
Menk was a member of the
GERTRUDE DAVIS MIDDENDORF
(1957-1977), Librarian Ementa: B.A.,
most former students as Mrs. Davis,
has unfortunately suffered declining
health. Two years ago, she and her
husband moved to a retirement com-
munity with an extended care facility.
GORDON C. PAGE (1949-1979),
Professor Emeritus of Music; B.A., Da-
kota Wesleyan College: M.A.. The Uni-
versity of Virginia; pupil of Shan De
Lys, Boston, MA.
Gordon Page is closely involved
with current Mary Baldwin students
gardening. This year. Mr. Page and his
wife, Mopsey Pool Page, were a
church family to three MBC students -
Carol Suggs, Danika Jamison, -and
JAMES B. PATRICK (1967-1992),
Professor Emeritus of Chemistry: B.S.,
Massachusetts Institute of Technol-
He looks forward to spending more
time in his workshop,
MARGARET F. PINKSTON (1976-
1989), Associate Professor Ementa of
Biochemistry; B.A., Brooklyn College;
Ph.D., City University of New York,
Dr. Pinkston is performing with
the Charlottesville Symphony at The
University of Virginia. She is also on a
number of national committees includ-
ing the Chris-
Dr. Pinkston recently attended the
1992 National Conference on Genet-
ics, Religion, and Ethics in Texas.
WILLIAM C. POLLARD (1977-
1992), College Librarian Emeritus;
B.A.. University of North Carolina;
M.A., Florida State University,
Since retiring in June, Mr. Pollard
has continued to work as a volunteer
on the College's archives, which he
plans to de-
velop into a
of Economics; B.A
Bowling Green Col . _
lege of Commerce; M^\.
Litt. M., University
of Pittsburgh; Uni-
versity of North
Carolina; Emory University.
Ms. Rudeseal lives in Gainesville,
GA and keeps busy with community
and church activities.
0. ASHTON TRICE, JR. (1949-
1986), Professor Emeritus of Psychol-
ogy: B.S.. M.A.,
Ph.D.. The Univer-
sity of Virginia.
Dr. Trice is tak-
ing life easy and
reports that it feels
great to be able to
set his own sched-
ule. When he isn't
traveling. Dr. Trice
spends his free
GWENDOLYN E. WALSH (1962-
1990), Associate Professor Ementa of
Physical Education: B.S.Ed., Tufts Col-
lege: Diploma, Bouve-Boston School;
M,Ed.. The University of Virginia.
Taking care of her 94-year-old
mother is keeping Ms. Walsh busy.
she reports. But,
she also finds time
for other projects
like puppet making.
Currently, she is
constructing a pup-
pet of an imaginary
the director of the
University Folk Dance Group. The
puppet will be used m German folk
course during this past May Term. He
has kept busy with hunting, fishing,
and building classical-style furniture.
NEW ENROLLMENT DIRECTOR
TAKES ADMISSIONS HELM
Douglas E. Clark became the
new director of enrollment. July
1 this year. Direct from
Wesleyan College in North
Carolina, Mr. Clark served as
Wesleyan' s vice president for
admissions and financial aid.
Mr. Clark has a distinguished
record in admissions and enroll-
ment management. He served as
dean of admissions at Roanoke
College from 1985 to 1988, ac-
creditation coordinator at the As-
sociation of Independent Col-
leges and Schools in Washington
D.C. from 1982 to 1985, and as
assistant director of development
at Roanoke College from 1979 to
He received his B.A. in po-
litical science from Roanoke
College and his master's in legis-
lative affairs from George
Washington University. He has
completed further graduate stud-
ies in foreign affairs and interna-
tional relations at The Univer-
sity of Virginia.
Since 1985, Mr. Clark has
served as accreditation evaluator
for the Association of Indepen-
dent Colleges and Schools. In
1981 he served as a researcher
in the Development Office at
The University of Virginia.
Mr. Clark was selected by
Rotary International to be part
of a Group Study Exchange
Team to South Africa in 1987.
He has successfully recruited
students in Europe for Roanoke
College. He is a member of the
Southern Association of Student
Financial Aid Administrators
and the North Carolina Associa-
tion of Student Financial Aid
Mr. Clark replaced Elaine B.
Liles, who retired from Mary
Baldwin this year. Ms. Liles had
served as executive director of
admissions since 1986.
Douglas E. Clark
MBC ALUMNA AND ENVIRONMENTALIST
PRESENTS FIRST HUMPHREYS LECTURE
Lois Lundie Spcncc '68,
marine education specialist for
the University of North Caro-
lina Sea Grant College Pro-
gram, presented the first
Humphreys Lecture, March 25,
during Spring Leadership
Weekend. The Mary
Humphreys Lecture Scries was
established by MBC alumnae
and former students of Dr.
Mary E. Humphreys, professor
of biology at Mary Baldwin
from 1943 to 1967.
Dr. Spencc's program fo-
cused on environmental steward-
ship. Recognized nationally as a
leading marine educator. Dr.
Spcnce is widely published and
has received numerous awards
for her work, especially in envi-
ronmental conservation. Among
her award-winning projects is
North Carolina's I'.ii.' Sweep, an
annual effort whici 'racts thou-
sands of volunteers f ;i massive
one-day litter cleanup along
North Carolina coastal an' in-
land streams and shores.
Dr. Spence spends much of
her time leading workshops for
teachers, showing them how to
incorporate marine science
into their curricula.
Dr. Spence earned her
master's of science from
Rorida State University and a
Ph.D. from North Carolina
Mary Humphreys, who now
lives in Berlin, Maryland, is
herself the recipient of numer-
ous civic awards. She was re-
cently named "Citizen of the
Year" lor outstanding contribu-
tions to her home community.
She received her master's and
Ph.D. from Duke University.
Members of the steering
committee that established the
Humphreys Lecture Series
were Betty Engle Stoddard
'60, Margaret Neel Query
Keller '55, Elaine Vaughan
Cotner '60, Julie Hickson
Crim '61, Nancy Rawls
Grissom '54, Mary Cloud
Hamilton Hollingshcad '61,
Suzie Smith Vaughan '59, As-
sociate Professor of Biology
Bonnie M. Hohn, and Execu-
tive Director of Alumnae Ac-
tivities Laura Catching
Assistant Professor of Psy-
chology Ashton D. Trice re-
ceived a research grant from
the Washington, DC, based
Women's College Coalition
this spring. The grant monies
are funding Dr. Trice's study,
"Learning Climates in Single-
sex and Coeducational College
Dr. Trice's proposal was
one of 57 submitted this year to
the Women's College Coali-
tion for funding. Trice was
one of only nine researchers to
receive a grant. The Women's
College Coalition was formed
in cooperation with the Asso-
ciation of American Colleges.
Dr. Trice joined the Mary
Baldwin faculty in 1986. He
received his B.A. from
Davidson College, his master's
from Hollins College, and his
Ed.D. from West Virginia Uni-
He has published numerous
research articles in several na-
tional scholarly journals.
Humphreys lecturer Lunelle Spence '68 (left), with Margaret Neel
Query Keller '55, Dr. Humphreys, and Betty Engle Stoddard '60.
'hal an honor you, ihc lO.CXX) alumnae of Mary Baldwin, have bcstoWL-d upon mc as
President of the Alumnae Assoeiation We, the alumnae, are critieal to the continued success
of Mary Baldwin. I will work with much commitment, enthusiasm, and love.
On October 8-1 1 this year, we will conclude the commemoration of our .Sesquicentcnnial.
It is my hope that many of you will return to campus and help us with this gala celebration. If
you have not participated in a reunion, or recent campus event, I urge you to do so. The
campus looks spectacular, and the new I'annill .Student Center will soon be opened and
When I graduated from Mary Baldwin in 196."^, 1 made a promise lo niysel! that every year
I would contribute something to iny alma mater. I have kept thai promise, and not just through
monetary contributions. My gifts have included hosting an alumnae gathering, providing
transportation for a college representative, soliciting for the Annual Fund over the phone,
recruiting at a high school college night, and of course monetary gifts.
It has been an easy promise to keep because Mary Baldwin has always stood for
excellence. With the efforts of each of us, it will continue lo stand for excellence. We want to
guarantee Mary Baldwin College a place in the 21 si century, and if each of us makes this
commitment, it will happen.
The power of one individual is tremendous. Gifts of your time and support are greatly
needed and appreciated. We want to continue Mary Baldwin's growth and enhance her
reputation of quality education for the next l.SO years. May we count on you'.'
Emily Dethloff Ryan '63
MBC Alumnae Association
Alumnae Directory can be a
useful reference for all Mary
Baldwin alumnae and alumni.
It includes an alphabetical
listing of alumnae and of
current students, a listing by
class, and a geographical
listing. Alumnae and alumni of
the Program for the
Exceptionally Gifted and the
Adult Degree Program are
coded "PEG" and "ADP"
respectively, for easy
The Alumnae Directory
highlights the 150-year history
of the College and the
Alumnae Association through
text and photographs and
includes phone numbers of
College departments. It is
available only to the Mary
To obtain a copy, send your
check or money order ('VA
residents must pay tax)
Mary Baldwin College
Mary Baldwin College
Staunton, VA 24401
$31.50 (postage paid)
$32.65 (for VA residents)
FIVE RECEIVE 1992
ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION AWARDS
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Mary Bartenstein Faulkner
The Mary Baldwin College
Alumnae Association held its an-
nual awards ceremony, Saturday,
May 23, during Homecoming
and Commencement Weekend.
Faulkner '42 of Fredericksburg,
VA, received the Service to
Church Award. A member of the
Interfaith Community Council,
Mrs. Faulkner chairs the com-
munications committee of
Fredericksburg's chapter of the
American Cancer Society. She
and her husband. The Rev. Tho-
mas G. Faulkner, Jr., conducted
a team ministry at St. George's
Episcopal Church in
Fredericksburg for 30 years.
Ms. Faulkner has served on
the local Women's Club, the
League of Women Voters, and
the Parent Teacher Association.
She and her husband have three
children and have sponsored six
CLAIRE LEWIS Arnold
'69 of Atlanta received the
Emily Wirsing Kelly Leadership Award. Mrs.
Am(jld received her master's in business adminis-
tration from Harvard Business School. She is
president and owner of Newton Canton Corpora-
tion in Atlanta. She is a member of the Atlanta
Clean City Commission, the Atlanta Arts Alli-
ance, and St. Luke's Episcopal Church.
Mrs. Arnold has served on the Executive Com
mittec of the National Association of Tobacco
Distributors and received the NATD Young Ex-
ecutive of the Year Award in 1986. A member of
the Mary Baldwin College Board of Trustees,
Mrs. Arnold has served on MBC's Advisory
Board of Visitors and is currently active in the At
lanta Alumnae Chapter. She and her husband, H.
Koss Arnold, III, have three children.
MARGARET IVEY Baciual '73 of Richmond received the
Service to Community Award. Mrs. Bacigal is a former associate
with the Richmond, VA, law firm, Williams, Mullin, Christian &
Dobb. She received her J.D. from the University of Richmond in
Claire Lewis Arnold
Anne Sims Smith
Currently, Mrs. Bacigal is an
adjunct professor of law at the
University of Richmond. She is a
member of the Richmond Bar
Association and has served on
the Young Lawyers Committee.
She also served on the Virginia
Bar Association's Commission
on the Needs of Children. A
member of the Junior League,
Mrs. Bacigal was named one of
the Outstanding Young Women
in America in 1982. She and her
husband, Ronald J. Bacigal, have
CUSTER LARUE Haws
'74 of Staunton, VA, received
the Career Achievement Award.
Mrs. Haws is featured vocalist
for the internationally acclaimed
Baltimore Consort. Mrs. Haws
and the Consort specialize in En-
glish and Scottish music of the
Elizabethan era. The group has
garnered numerous awards and
rave reviews from music maga-
zines. CD Review magazine gave
the group a perfect rating of "10"
each for performance and pro-
duction quality for the group's first CD recording.
On the Banks of the Helicon - Early Music of Scot-
land. Mrs. Haws and the Baltimore Consort will
perform this year in Vienna and at the Early Music
Festival in Regcnsburg, Germany.
Mrs. Haws also serves as an adjunct voice in-
structor at Mary Baldwin. She and her husband, Dr.
J. Riley Haws, have one son.
ANNE SIMS Smith '45 of Staunton, VA, re-
ceived the Emily Smith Medallion for service to the
community, Mrs. Smith has volunteered her time
with the Woodrow Wilson Birthplace Foundation,
the Historic Staunton Foundation, the Augusta Gar-
den Club, and the Colonial Dames. She is active
with the Staunton Fine Arts Association and the
American Red Cross. She served as a social worker at Western
Slate Hospital and as a member of the King's Daughter's Hospital
She and her husband. Dr. McKelden Smith, have three children.
Custer LaRue Haws
After graduating from T.C.
Williams School of Law at the
University of Richmond, Kimberly
Brooke O'Donnell went directly to
work in a law firm that specialized
in insurance defense. After a year,
however, Kim says she realized her
work did not satisfy a strong desire
to work in an area of the law that
had an impact on issues of social
"In 1986, I applied for a job with
the Public Defender's Office in
Richmond and was hired as the
first-ever, full-time public defender
for the juvenile court in Richmond.
In fact, the office I became part of in
1986 was the first public defender
office in the history of the City of
Now Kim says she can't imagine
leaving the area of juvenile justice.
"Defending children who are
charged with committing crimes is
an awesome responsibility, as you
can imagine, but I'm exactly where I want to be," she says.
Kim credits Mary Baldwin College with providing
challenging opportunities that tested her abilities. She
explains, "There is no question in my mind that the
leadership opportunities I had at Mary Baldwin contributed
significantly to my ability today to handle increasingly
challenging and difficult responsibilities."
Kim distinguished herself as a leader at Mary Baldwin
and in law school. At Mary Baldwin, where she majored in
mathematics, she served four years on the Honor Council
and chaired the group her senior year. She served on the
Student Senate, was named to the national leadership
society Omicron Delta Kappa, and named to Who's Who
Amoiii; Students In American C()llci;es and Universities. In
law school, she was a member of the Order of the Barrister,
winner of the Barnett Moot Court Competition, a law student
advisor, and a member of the Honor Court.
As a professional, Kim continues to be recognized as a
leader. Last year, she was appointed by the Governor to a
statewide commission on juvenile justice and delinquency
prevention. "I've learned a tremendous amount in my first
year," Kim says, "and I've had the opportunity to testify
before the House Courts of Justice Committee at the past
session of the General Assembly. That was quite an
Kimberly Brooke O'Donnell '82
This June, Kim, who has
defended over 1 ,000 cases, was
named Virginia's Outstanding
Lawyer in Indigent Advocacy by
the Virginia Women Attorneys'
"My role as an advocate for
children is more a privilege than a
responsibility," says Kim. "I'm a
voice for a very neglected, abused
segment of our society," she adds.
Kim's deep commitment to
help others has led her to enroll in
a master's program in pastoral
studies through Loyola University
in New Orleans. "The personal
growth I have experienced in this
program has been phenomenal. I
hope I can participate in some
kind of missionary experience,
perhaps in Haiti, when the time is
right. I feel that we each have a
responsibility to give to those less
fortunate than ourselves."
Having just celebrated her 10th
class reunion this May, Kim remembers Mary Baldwin's
strong sense of community. "My most important memories
are of the people I knew," she says. "People shape lives, and
the people I knew at Mar>' Baldwin continue to be some of
the most infiuential forces in my life. I feel so blessed to
have been able to participate in such a personal learning
Kim has maintained connections to Mary Baldwin
through the Alumnae Association, and is currently involved
with other Richmond-area alumnae in assisting students in
the College's program at Goochland Correctional Center for
Women. "A group of us organized a Christmas party at the
prison," said Kim. "Seven of us, from many different class
years, took refreshments and met with about .^0 Mar>'
Baldwin students. Jim Harrington, then director of the Adult
Degree Program, brought his band, 'Wanda and the White
Boys.' and it was an incredible night. I will remember for a
long, long time the sharing, giving, and coming together of
so many members of the College comnuuiit). I don't know
that I have ever been more proud to be a part of the Man.'
Baldwin community than I was that night."
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Marshall Harrell '88, and Jane Douglas BIrdsong
by Harriet Runkle
and R. J. Landin-Lodcrick '
ary Baldwin's Richmond Alumnae Chapter hosted the
third Juleps and Tulips Celebration, Tuesday, April 21.
Although there was a slight drizzle the evening preceding the the
celebration, the rain did not prevent anyone from enjoying the gar-
den tour. A luncheon was hosted by Margaret W. Nea '63 at her
home. The luncheon was a nice break from the
weather and provided an excellent opportunity to
visit with Mary Baldwin friends. A cocktail
party was held at The Windsor House, where
over 175 alumnae and guests attended. The rain
stopped long enough for guests to enjoy their
mint juleps while strolling through the beautiful
gardens surrounding the house.
Among the guests attending the Richmond
event were President Cynthia H. Tyson, Vice
President for Institution Advancement Mark L.
Atchison, Annual Fund Director Nancy P.
Mclnlyre, Associate Vice President for Develop-
ment Chunk Ncal, Director of Advancement Services Crista R.
Cabe, Director of Admission Volunteers Harriet Runkle, and former
Alumnae Association President Barbara Knisely Roberts '73.
Baldwin Chann, MBC's student a cappella group, capped off
the evening with a medley of songs. Richmond alumnae praised the
celebration as another successful event for the sesquicentennial
year. Juleps and Tulips 111 was coordinated by Richmond alumna
R. J. Landin-Lodcrick '86 and her company, "Have a Ball, Ltd."
Members of the Juleps and Tulips III Planning Committee were
Leigh Yates Farmer '74, Kim Baker Glenn '79, Sally Armstrong
Bingley '60, C. Lindsay Ryland Gouldthorpc '73, Robin Mayberry
'51, Ellen Ansley Gift '85 and R. J. Landin-Loderick '86.
Betsy Baker '91
and her guest
Sally Armstrong Bingley, Chuck Bingley
by Dr. James Harrington
A familiar axiom in Aiiull
Education is that learning in-
creases individuals' options and
prepares them to weather career
transition. This has certainly
been the case for Donald
Kierson, an "S4 graduate of
MBC's Adult Degree Program.
When Don enrolled in the
Mary Baldwin Adult Degree
Pn)gram in 1983, he already
had several years of successful
and increasingly responsible ex-
perience in the banking indus-
try. Like many adult learners,
he had attended courses at a va-
riety of colleges over a 15-year
period, and had accumulated a
significant number of credits
but did not have a bachelor's
degree. From 1979 to 1984.
Don was "last-tracked" at First
& Merchants National Bank
and enjoyed rapid career
gniwth. Yet, his lack of a col-
lege degree continued to inhibit
After enrolling in ADP. Don
was able to make use of a vari-
ety of learning options. For
example, he t(K)k courses at the
Llniversity of Richmond. Vir-
University. John Tyler Com-
munity College, as well as
Mary Baldwin College. He
completed his remaining degrve
requirements w ithin a year and
izradualed in 1984 with a decree
in business administration.
That same year. First & Mer-
chants National Bank merged
with Virginia National Bank to
form Sovran Bank. "My educa-
tion was critical to my
successful career redirection as
an internal consultant working
on high-profile projects for the
merged institution." said Don.
Don's experiences illustrate
another axiom of adult educa-
tion: Learning is addictive. After
graduating from Mary Baldwin.
Don enrolled in the University
of Richmond's Executive
MBA. Program, which he com-
pleted in 1988. He left Sovran in
1988, armed with his Mary
Baldwin College B.A. and his
University of Richmond
M.B.A.. and joined Broughton
Systems. Inc.. a Richmond-
based consulting firm. "My
education." said Don. "was a
key factor in my marketability
and successful career transition."
In the audience at Don's
MBC graduation were his two
daughters. Susie and Heather.
For Don and his wife. Glenda.
this ceremony was an opjmrlu-
nily to impress upon their
daughters the impt)rlance of a
college education. The
Kicrsons' tics with Mary
Baldwin College have nour-
ished. Susie graduated from
Mary Baldwin in 1991. and
Heather is a member of the
Class of 1994.
According to Don. "The
MBC Adult IX-gR-c Program
offers an exceptional avenue for
achieving academic success. I
am pleased that Susie and
Heather have chosen to go to
college, and even more plea.sed
that they chose Mary Baldwin.
The college has served our fam-
Dr. James Harrington, former
director of the MBC Adult
Degree Program, is currently
associate prolessor of English
at Mary Baldwin.
Chapters In Action
Lett to right: At the Sesquicentennial Party in
Atlanta were Laura Catching Alexander 71,
Martha McMullan Aasen '51 who Is a member
of the Alumnae Board Executive Committee,
and Ray Castles Uttenhove '68 who is a new
Lett to right: Susan Walton
Wynl(oop 75 and Suzie Maxson
Maltz '75 at the Connecticut
Left to ngtit: Sally Dorsey Danner '64, Tracy Burks Yancey '87,
and Tracy Brici<ner '87 at the Sesquicentennial Party hosted by
Mrs. Danner in Atlanta.
Left to right: President Tyson, Rogers Hail
who is a former Trustee, Judge l-larry
Weilford who is a current Trustee, and
Page Price Lewis '72 who hosted the
meeting in her Memphis home.
As reported by Carol Shaw '65
TTie Conncclicul Alumnae Chapter hoslcd the Alumnae Board in
August, 1991, during the chapter's first-ever organized event. With
the success of that gathering under their belts, the chapter held an
Alumnae luncheon in January. .Special guest Dean of Special Pro-
grams Virginia K. Francisco '64 attended the luncheon. Fifteen
Connecticut alumnae gathered and welcomed other alumnae from
Westchester, l-ong Island, and New Jersey. TTie Connecticut group
is interested in sponsoring an alumnae chapter for area alumnae in
suburban New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, flease let the
Alumnae Office know if you arc interested.
IN ATLANTA, GEORGIA
A successful party hosted by Sally Dorsey Danner '64 at her
newly renovated home (design by Danner) put everyone in a festive
mood to celebrate the Sesquicentennial. President Tyson and Vice
President for Institutional Advancement Mark Atchison were there
with the Executive Committee of the Alumnae Board for their win-
ter meeting. Much fun was had by the hundred-plus alumnae and
BALTIMORE/ D,C. SHOPPING SPREE
Alumnae Board Member Julie Ellsworth organized a shopping
spree (proceeds of which go to the Sesquicentennial Campaign) for
The Tidewater chapter sponsored a cocktail party, honoring President
Tyson, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Copeland.
EASTERN SHORE GROUP
Tht EastL-m Shore Alumnae Chapter donaled
monies used lor landscaping the grounds at the
MBC Alumnae House. Laura Catching Alexander
'7 1 and Crista R. Cabc, director of advancement
services, supcr\'ised the landscaping project.
JULEPS & TULIPS
The Richmond Chapter's annual event held
each year around Virginia's Garden Week started
with a house/garden tour, a luncheon at Margie
Woodson Nea's, and a lively cocktail party at The
Windsor House. Despite the rain, I7.S alumnae and
friends attended and were given the special treat of
hearing our student a cappella group Baldwin
Trustee Harry Welllord and President Tyson were honored
guests at a well-attended luncheon hosted by Page Price Lewis '72
in her exquisite home. Harriet Runkle, director of admissions vol-
unteers, organized this successful event in her hometown.
Libby Darwin Grobniyer '72 held a luncheon for President
Tyson a block away from the Little Rock Country Club where
Presidential Candidate Hill Clinton was enjoying a game of golf.
(Rumor has it that Libby's husband was playing golf with the presi-
dential hopeful!) Helen Downie Harrison '64 hosted the luncheon
with Libby. Trustee Peggy Anderson Carr '67 Hew in from Dallas.
B J. McClimans Moses '71 and Laura Catching Alexander '71 also
had a great visit.
PAT MENK SWEEPS TEXAS
Dr. Patricia Menk delighted her listeners, as usual, at the .Sunset
Room in Houston and again at the Four Seasons Hotel in Austin, in
March. Houston Chapter President Sue Lollis and Austin Chair
Valerie Wenger put together these well-received events.
Caroline Rose Hunt '4.'^ hosted a Sesquicentennial Tea for aUini-
nae and incoming freshmen at Lady Primrose's. Thirty-one
alumnae and guests enjoyed the elegant ambiance at the Crcsent
Peggy Anderson Carr '67, Caroline Rose Hunt '43,
Margaret Hunt Hill '37 at Lady Primrose's Crescent Court
Tearoom In Dallas, Texas.
HAM & JAM LUNCHEON
A recent luncheon at the Waynesboro Country Club featured
special guests Dean Emerita Martha Grafton and Faculty Emeritus
Dr. Thomas Grafton as well as a number of "golden girls" from
Sunnyside Retirement Home. Mrs. Grafton reminisced about the
College's Centennial. College Librarian and Sesquicentennial
Chair Bill Pollard spoke about the celebratory events planned for
MARY BIEDLER Finer and her husband, Joe, of Davidson, NC, are enjoy-
ing retirement at The Pines near Davidson College. MARY KATHLEEN
(KATIE) REAGAN '89 of Richmond, VA, has kept Mary in touch with
JOSEPHINE HUTCHESON Magnifico of Farmville, VA, wrote that she is
proud to be a graduate of Mary Baldwin College.
VIRGINIA LYON Johnson of Delray Beach, FL, wrote that in 1930 she
climbed 1,000 steps to her Upper Level Hill Top bedroom. Sixty-two years
later she cannot find the hill. Upon reaching 70 she learned to ride her bike,
"no hands," and upon reaching 80 she uses handle-bar tiger-grip paste. On
her 25th wedding anniversary, she wore her white satin wedding dress, en-
hanced with a pearl clip. On her 5Sth wedding anniversary, she wore the
MARTHA LOGAN Crissman moved to a retirement home in Hilton Head,
SC. Martha has three great-grandsons and two great-granddaughters.
SARAH (DUDLEY) WHITMORE Ricks of Baton Rouge, LA. and her
husband, George, are caring for their grandsons Andrew and Lee this sum-
mer. Their daughter, NORWOOD RICKS Strasburger '75, of Spartanburg,
SC, is in charge of the Club and Youth Program in Montreal, Canada.
MAY McCALL is staying busy in Savannah, GA.
MARION HARTLEY Todd of Si. Simons Island, GA, wrote that she and
her husband construct crossword puzzles for a local newspaper two times a
RUTH GALEY Welliver of Columbia, MO, her husband, Warren, and their
family spent last Christmas in Jupiter, FL. Ruth and Warren visited cousins
in Key West, FL, and San Juan, Puerto Rico.
LELIA HUYETT White of Perry, NY, loves to ski, ride horses, and travel.
She spent the month of March in Daytona and Ft. Myers, FL.
HAZEL NELLE ASTIN Nelson of San Antonio, TX, wrote that five of her
eight grandchildren have graduated from college.
JEAN BAUM Mair of Blwimfield, CT, visited Iceland, Denmark, Ireland,
and Czechoslovakia last year.
MARTHA FARMER Chapman of Dothan, AL, says she enjoyed being a
class agent. She had many letters and calls from her former classmates.
VIR(;iNIA CHARLES Lyie of Churchville, VA, enjoys being on the Val-
ley Conijiiunity Services Board, working in church, and politics. She has 10
grandchildren who live nearby.
ANITA FALLS Pharr of Saint Petersburg, FL. was unable to attend her
50lh class reunion since she was celebrating her 50lh wedding anniversary at
the same time!
BETTE CROSSWHITE Overton and her husband. Allen, are enjoying re-
tirement in Front Royal, VA. One daughter lives nearby, one in Minneapolis,
MN, and their son and his family live in California.
IRMA (SALLY) SALINAS Rocha of San Pedro Garza Garcia, Nuevo
Leon, Mexico, wrote that her life has been as enriching and exciting as a
novel. She has eight children and 28 grandchildren.
RUTH PETERS Sproul of Staunton. VA, wrote that she feels lucky to be
able to attend Homecoming every year. She and her husband, Erskine, are in
good health and play tennis twice a week. She also enjoys being involved
with the community, church, and family, which includes seven grandchil-
LAURA McMANAWAY Andrews of Auburn. WA. wrote that she cel-
ebrated her 40lh wedding anniversary by taking a three-week Elderhostel to
Limerick, Ireland, London, Glasgow, and Holland.
MARY DALE LOTT Wilson of Columbia. SC, has 11 grandchildren and
one great-grandchild. She said that retirement is not what she expected it to
be, ". . .it's busier, but fun."
MARGARET (PEG) CREEL Miniclier is a volunteer at a thrift shop in
Longwood, FL. The shop supports Hospice House, a home for the terminally
ill. Peg is also busy with miniatures, stamps, golf, and grandchildren.
MYRNA WILLIAMS Vest of Wilmington, DE, had a wonderful visit with
LYNNE McNEW Smart and Buck of Pine Bluff, AR, HARRIETTE
CLARKE Thorne and Bill of Darien, CT, and ANNE EARLY Pettus and
Reg of Kcysville, VA. Myrna's husband, Jim, retired from DuPont in 1991.
JEAN DOROTHY WALLACE Blount of Irmo, SC, became the first
woman to be named Humanitarian of the Year by the United Way of Mid-
lands. Jean is a veteran of 32 years of community service that includes volun-
teer work with the Congaree Girl Scouts, the United Way, Central Carolina
Community Foundation, Council on Child Abuse and Neglect. Midlands
Technical Education Foundation, and the Retired Senior Volunteer Program.
MARGARET (MAGGIE) CLARKE Kirk of Dunedin, FL, wrote that her
husband, Terrell, retired from the Episcopal clergy. They spent some time in
the mountains of North Carolina and had a mini-reunion with EMILY
0(;BURN Doak '49 of Greeneville, TN, and CAROLYN HORTON
Rogers '49 of I.eesburg, VA, and their husbands.
MARTHA ANNE (MOPSY) POOL Page of Staunton, VA, and her hus-
band, Gordon, enjoyed having the Class of '72 at their home for the class
party during Homecoming '92.
JANEY MARTIN Tanner of Birmingham, AL, spent January in Florida.
She and her husband play a lot of golf and are "sneaking up" on retirement.
MARGARET ANN NEWMAN Avent and her husband. Lawrence, enjoy
living in Greensboro, NC, and spend as much time as possible with their four
(JWENDOLYN ((;WEN) AUSTIN Brammer of Highlands. NC, wrote
that her daughter, KAREN AUSTIN '72, visits often from Los Angeles, CA.
Her daughter, Leah Long, resides in Atlanta. GA.
MARILYN SIMPSON Williams of Montgomery. AL, had three grandchil-
drcn born in 1991. She and her husband, Benjamin, traveled to Germany for
a WWII reunion. They also visited Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, and Hol-
ANN HEFNER Lucy of Dallas, TX, wrote that one daughter, Anita Locy
Johnson, and her husband are in Houston. Her daughter Ellen is an actress in
NANCY BLOOD Ferguson of Ashcville, NC, traveled to China. Her oldest
son John is in Scotland, her daughter Ashley lives in Atlanta, and son Craig
is in the fifth grade.
NANCY ELY Wright of Roswell, NM, wrote that she was diagnosed with
multiple sclerosis 10 years ago. She is confined to a wheelchair but stays as
active as possible with family and friends. Nancy has two grandchildren, Jus-
tin, 2, and Dylan, 6 months.
ERLINE (ENNIE) CRIFFIN Eason of Midlothian, VA, planned to attend
her reunion along with ALICE BAIJ^ Watts of San Antonio, TX.
VIRGINIA (GIG) EVERSOLE Herdman of Houston, TX, went to the
Netherlands in April for the flower garden shows. Last year Gig had a great
visit with JOAN DAVENPORT Haydon of San Angelo, TX.
SHEFFIELD LANDER Owings of Little Rock, AR, leaches high schtxii
history. She won the Stephens Award for outstanding teaching. Her daughter,
Sheffield, and husband, David, have two daughters. Her son Dodson was
married in May, and son Drew is a restaurant manager.
JANE REID Cunningham of Roanoke. VA, has three grandchildren, one
daughter just married, and one daughter graduating from college.
ELIZABETH (ELIZA) WILLIAMS Hoover of Mt Crawford, VA, wrote
that she left her law practice in January, 1992. She went to southern France to
decide what her next career move might be,
LOUISA (LOU) JONES Painter of Harrisonburg, VA, continues to teach at
Hunter McGuire School in Verona, VA, while working on a counseling de-
gree at James Madi.son University. Her son. Will, graduated from Trinity
University in San Antonio in May, and her daughter, Beth, is working on a
master's degree in counselor education at the University of Iowa.
SANDRA ESQUIVEL Snyder and her husband. Bill, of Dallas, TX, cel-
ebrated their .^Oth wedding anniversary. Sandra spends her time serving on
the local .school board and the University of Texas Development Board Her
son Hd graduated from Wake Forest University in May, and her son Will will
graduate from the University of Texas I jw School in December.
ANN BALLARD Van Eman is helping her husband, Glenn, a financial con-
sultant, to remodel their home in Houston. TX. Their daughter Allison is em-
ployed by Greystone Property Management, and their daugher Laura is em-
ployed by Eiseman. Johns, and Laws, an advertising firm.
SALLY CULLUM Holmes of Dallas, TX, visited her MBC roommate
Anne Miller Barrett in Washington D.C. Sally has three .sons and a grand-
ELIZABETH (BETSY) SCOTT Featherstone's oldest daughter was mar-
ried last summer. Elizabeth lives in Richmond, VA, with her two other chil-
dren who are in high school and active in hiKkey, football, soccer, and la-
MARY ANNE GILBER T Kohn of Birmingham. AL, loves her role as an
"emerging artist" and has been in a few local shows. She volunteers her time
and teaches art to emolionally disturbed children.
SHIRLEY FILE Robbins of Richmond, VA, is in the book business, look-
ing for scarce, out-of-print, and rare books,
JUDITH (JUDY) RICHARDSON Strickland of Martinsville, VA, was un-
able to attend her .^Olh reunion at Homecoming '92 because her daughter
graduated from Converse College the same weekend.
EUGENIA (WOO) McCUEN Thomason and her husband. Bill, have re-
turned to their "root.s" and are living in England. Their son William married
in April, 1991, and son David graduated from Hampdcn-Sydney College in
IRIS HARDING Belling of Rosewell. GA, has two daughters in college.
MARGARET COLE Chappell of Richmond. VA, is a business communi-
cations consultant and operates Positive Communications.
JACQUELINE (JACKIE) RIDDLE Davidson of Richmond, VA, is em-
ployed by Beale, Balfour, Davidson, Etherington & Parks, P.C.
NANCY ROWE Hull moved to Columbus, NC, where she still works in the
mail order/publishing business.
JEAN MCCAULEY Bennett of Lincroft. NJ, wrote that both of her chil-
dren are grown and one is in law school in Washington. U.C.
JANICE (JAN) JONES Collins of Hickory. NC. wrote that her son. 1^-, is
a first lieulcnanl USAF instructor pilot at l.aughlin AFB, TX. Her daughter,
Linda, is a dean's list student at Appalachian Stale University.
RANDI NYMAN Halsell of Dallas. TX, is the chairman of the Board of Di-
rectors for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Her husband, ¥A-
ward, is a financial consultant at Merrill-Lynch. Inc
CORNELIA (ANNE) JACKSON McAllister of Arlington, VA, wrote that
she continues to be involved in community and volunteer work. Her husband
practices law in Northern Virginia.
MARGARET GUNTER Riddle of Asheville, NC, wrote that she had
shoulder surgery in January and is slowly recovering. Her husband, Joe, is
JOAN CRITCHLEY Shappley of Greenville, NC. has four daughters.
JANET (JAN) WHITE Campbell of Trevell, ME, wrote that her daughter,
Cathy, is a freshman at Hampshire College.
SANDRA ZEESE DriscnII of Bellcvuc. WA, serves as development director
lo the American Cancer Society league She visited SUSAN MULFORD
(Jantly of Sands Point, NY, in New York City in November. 1991
PATRICIA (PATTI) BILBO Hamp of Prudenville, MI, wrote that her
sons, Bryan and Eric, surprised Tara Campbell, daughter of ROBERTA
(ROBBIE) LONG Campbell of Malvern, PA, when they attended a Iwlball
game at Michigan State University.
ANN MORGAN Vickery of Vienna. VA. serves on the executive commit-
tee al her law firm, and she is the first woman ever elected. She has two boys,
ages 8 and 1 1 .
WINTON (WINNIE) MATHER Doherty lives in Haverford, PA Wmnie
is active as a volunteer for the liKal hospital, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and
the Philadelphia Antiques Show, and also president of the Parents Associa-
tion at Episcopal Academy, her daughter's school
ELLEN ANDERSON Hill of Virginia Beach. VA. wrote that she completed
her maslers degree in May of 1992. and SHIRLEY (ANNE) HERNDON
'67 of Winston-Salem. NC, visited in the summer of 1991 .
JANET (JAN) STOFFKl. Mimahan ol Denver. CO. is supcr\isor for the
microbiology at University Hospital She hopes to complete her M.S. in pub-
lic health in August, 1992. Her husband, Mike, teaches at the University of
Denver and her son. Bill, is a sophomore in high school.
MARTHA (MARTY) HOWARD Patten of Newport News, VA, is on the
board of Virginia lawyers Auxiliary and volunteers for activities for law-rc-
DEBORAH ROULHAC PoitevenI of New Orleans, LA, » rote that she is
happy w ilh the direction of MBC. She has two children, Fjds and Evelyn.
GAIL MCLENNAN King '69,
Is shown with her second
turkey, shot after opening
day at Big Oak Plantation —
King's farm In Coneta
County, GA. The turkey
weighed 18 lbs. with a 10 Vj"
beard and IV " spurs.
TEMPE GRANT Thomas of Bethesda, MD, wrote that she works two part-
lime jobs, leaching nursery school and directing the after-school program.
She has two daughters ages 8 and 12.
RAY CASTLES Uttenhove of Atlanta, GA, has been elected for a 5-year
term to MBC's Board of Trustees.
ABIGAIL (GAIL) ROBINSON Coppock of Mansfield. OH, wrote that she
enjoys teaching calligraphy at Mansfield Art Center. She recently had a solo
exhibit of watercolors in her hometown of Lexington. VA.
MARTHA H. FOWLER lives and works at HCC Unitarian Universalisl
Retreat in Highlands. NC. She works with guest relations and eldcrho.stel.
TIA NOLAN Roddy of New Orleans. LA, was appointed to the Louisiana
film and video commission. Tia's son graduated from SMU in May. 1991,
and her daughter is a junior in college.
MARY ELIZABETH (MIZZA) SAUNDERS Conwell moved to Ander-
son, SC, after 10 years in New York. Her son Gary is 3, and daughter Libby
SALLY DILLARD Hauptfuhrer of Atlanta, GA, wrote that her brother-in-
law is running for the U.S. Congress from Northern Virginia.
LOUISE PARMELEE Sylvester works as a fundraiser for the United Way
in Allenlown, PA. Her son Nathan is 15, and daughter Kate is 12.
CATHYE DABNEY Edwards and her husband, John, of Roanoke, VA,
spent the spring of '92 working to place John's name on the ballot for Con-
gress in Virginia.
CLAUDIA WITHER Fahrner of Hunlsville, AL, her husband Don, and
Iheir three children. Mall, Catie, and Kirslen, arc excited that they are going
10 Heidelberg, Germany for Iwo years. Claudia will be working there as an
opcralions research analyst for the U.S. Army.
MELISSA WIMBISH Ferrell conlinues lo work for a ma.ster's degree in
social work and a certificate in aging studies al Virginia Commonwealth Uni-
versity in Richmiind, VA.
DEE BOWMAN HaKKard lives in Housion, TX. Her oklesl son Travis will
attend Dartmouth College.
KAREN AUSTIN of l,os Angeles, CA, was a semi-regular on llie lelevision
show Ihe 'Trials of Rosie O'Neal" last season.
VIR(;iNIA ((;iNI) MASTERS Fleishman enjoys farm life in Hklen, NC.
Her oldest daughter Ixonic is a senior, and Gini hopes she will become an
.JANIE DAVIS FInurnoy is director of public relations and an MBA candi-
date from Cenleiiary College in Shrevcport, I.A, and also a freelance wriler
of personality profiles. Janie and her daughler Millie visiled MBC in Novem-
ber, 1991. Janic rtincmbered her grandmolher, EVE MILLER Davis '03,
and sister ERICA DAVIS Wilkerson '70 of Dallas, TX, who died in De-
KATHLEEN (KATHY) MADIGAN Muehlman of Charleston, WV, sold
her business and as of January 1, 1992, has "retired."
KAREN SEARLE Snyder teaches preschool to handicapped children in Al-
exandria, VA. She has two children, Rebecca 13, and Brant 10.
JANN MALONE Steele and her husband Mike live in Richmond, VA. Jann
is a feature columnist for The Richmond Times-Dispatch, writing three col-
umns a week-one about food and two about lifestyle topics. Mike is assistant
managing editor for night news at The Richmond Times-Dispatch.
CATHERINE HOOD Kennedy of Columbia, SC, wrote that her husband.
Rick, finished medical school last year and is doing his residency at Richland
Memorial Hospital in Columbia.
MARY HOTCHKISS Leavell nins a log cabin bed-and-breakfast in
Charloltesville. VA. Her husband, Byrd, has a busy downtown medical prac-
LINDA FORBES Riley teaches third grade at Sullins Academy, which her
MBC roommate LINDA THORN ABELE attended as a freshman.
BARBARA KNISELY Roberts of Burlington, NC. has been elected to a 4-
year term to MBC's Board of Trustees.
DONNA (SARAH) SHANKLIN lives in New York, NY, works in research
and development for Bergdorf and Goodman Department Store, and studies
French and yoga. She recently visited with JEAN CARTWRIGHT
Copeland, her husband Doug, and iheir new baby.
BRIDGET ANNE RYAN Baird and her husband, Renfro, live in
Morristown, TN. Bridget is manager of customer support and information
services for the Tennessee Valley Authority. Her husband is an attorney.
NANCY NODINE Robinson recently relumed lo work as a microbiologist
in Montgomery. AL. after a twelve-year leave to raise her children.
BARBARA MITCHELL Sample lives in Fort Worth. TX. Her husband is
an accountant with a Texas-New Mexico power company. Their daughter
Emily is two years old.
MARJORIE JUSTINE Widener is a health care consultant in Chicago, IL.
Marjorie has two children.
HOLLIS GROPPE Crow of San Antonio, TX, works as a special education
teacher and her husband, Robert, is a car dealer.
SHARON KEYS Seal is director of operations at a large nondenominational
church in Baltimore, MD. Her husband owns a consulting firm, and their
boys are 8 and 10.
SUSAN LYNNE WILLIAMS of Richmond, VA, wrote that after 16 years
in banking, she is the financial manager for R.M. Harrison Mechanical Cor-
SUSAN THOMAS Bowers and her husband. Ford, are in medical practice
logcther in Chapin, SC. Susan works part-lime in Ihe office and full-lime al
home caring for three boys.
PATRICIA TUGGLE Collins of Midlothian, VA, leaches part lime al a lo-
cal college. Patricia wrote thai "being back home in Richmond after husband
Tom's death is good for us." Maggie is 4, Tom is 6, and Jen is 1 1 .
KATHRYN LEE Kemp of Milford, Ml, and her autistic son were featured
on a lelevision program explaining a new method of communication called
CAROL (LYNN) HOWARD Lawrence and her family enjoy living in
Porlsnioulh, VA. Lynn is busy with Junior League, with PTA as a resource
mother for pregiianl leens, and with her calligraphy business. Her husband,
Bob, enjoys his work al Trinity Episcopal Church, The boys, 10 and 7, arc
cxcclleni sludenls and active in scouts, music and sports.
MARY ANN Naber of Walerfoid, VA, works as an architectural historian
for Ihe Advisory Council on Hi.storic Preservation.
SHERRY BASSETI" Brooks and her husband, Ryland, have completed
Iheir new home in Suminerfield, NC. They own Iwo travel agencies: Profcs-
sional Travel in Rden, NC. and Seven Seas Cruises and Travel in High Point.
NC. Tliey have Iwo daughlers; Blair, 7, and I,ori, 3.
REBECCA REGAN Keever, her husband. Joseph, and new daughler. Vir-
ginia Grace, live in Norfolk. VA. Rebecca compleled her masler of science in
psychology in May. 1991. and is an adminislralive analyst for the Virginia
Beach Department of Social Services.
CAROL (GAPPY) PAUL Powell lives in Kansas City, MO and has two
sons. Robert and Henry.
TERRY HALL of Chrisliansburg. VA. has been the publisher of the Brywi-
College Station Eagle newspaper since July. 1991 .
NANCY DANA Theus of Columbia. SC. attended the wedding of ELIZA-
BETH "BJ." FELTON to Bill DeGolian in Boston in November. 1991.
AMY ADKINS Augustine leaches school at St. Catherine's School in Rich-
mond. VA. She wrote that, "it is great to be part of a single-sex educational
ALISE LEARNED Mahr of Elmira, NY, is consulting with Welfare Re-
search Inc.. in Albany, NY, and working on the termination of the Parental
TRUEHEART (TRUDY) CASKIE Porter, CARY EDEL Nichols,
LYNDA HARRISON Meredith. PAGE THORNHILL Dickerson of
Richmond. VA. and SUZIE KLECK of Atlanta. GA. met at MARGARET
CHAPMAN Jackson's home in Charlotte, NC, in March, 1992. for a mini-
SUSAN WALKER Scnia and her husband. George, have moved from Ar-
lington. VA. to Potomac. MD
MARTHA (MANDY) AMANDA BURRUS Talaat and her husband.
Kelly, live in San Antonio, TX. Kelly graduated from the University of
Texas at San Antonio in December, 1991, with a master's degree in business
administration. Mandy and SUSAN WALKER Scola had a get-together at
Susan's new home in Potomac, MD. Mandy and VALERIE WENGER '81
of Austin, TX collaborated on a legal seminar for bankers
LEIGH WILLIAMS Greer of Norfolk, VA. has two daughlers; Margaret.
2, and Elizabeth. .3. Leigh teaches Iwo-year-olds at a local preschool.
GRACE GUMMING JONES Long (ADP) of Madison. NJ. is leaching
part-time at New York Theological Seminary and Drew University. She had
a book accepted for publication by Westminster Press and docs research and
writing on health care issues for New Jersey Medical .School.
ELIZABETH (BETSY) GATES Moore of Petersburg. VA. planned a
mini-reunion for the Class of 19X1 at Stingray Point. VA
ELIZABETH CARY NASH is running her business, "19 Petticoat Row,"
on Nantucket Island in Massachusetts and using her maiden name again. Lisa
keeps in touch with BRENDA HAGG of Lake Helen, FL, and VIGKI
COLLINS Squires '82 of London. England.
PAMELA GAIL POPE of Washington. DC, is a legislative assistant to the
Honorable James E. Nathanson. Councilmember. District of Columbia. Pam
is primarily responsible for labor law and related issues.
VALERIE WENGER is practicing law in Austin. TX. Her sister CHAR-
LOTTE VVEN(;ER '83 of San Antonio, TX. compleled a l(X)-mile bike
race in Tyler, TX. Valerie recently organized a luncheon for l)r I'alrici.i
Menk al the Four Seasons Hotel
JOY DENISE BREED wrote that she moved to San Francisco. CA. two
years ago and loves it. She works as a .senior systems specialist
SUSAN MITCHELL WILSON Clark is married and has two children,
four-year-old Mitchell and two-year-old Ashton. She is director of Victim
Witness Program in Lynchburg, VA.
AMELIA (ANNE) DARBY Parker, her husband. Scott, and two sons
Christopher and Darby, live in Cambridge. MA Anne is a photographer and
is working on a master's degree in liberal arts al Harvard F^xlension. She re-
cenllv ran in the Boston Marathon.
PAMELA (PAM) STEVENS Rose of Little Rock. AR, has been elected to
a five-year term on MBC's Board of Trustees.
LAURA KIMBERLY HOLLIS of Alexandria. VA. wrote that she planned
to be married in July. 1992. to Peter Terry.
CAROLYN ENOCHS Mance and her husband, Terry, live in Dublin, OH.
Terry is a quality manager for Ashland Chemical, a subsidiary of Ashland
Oil. Carolyn is a sales representative for O.C. Tanner.
GEORGIANNE MILLER Mitchell of Bowie. MD, and her husband. John.
enjoy their summer home at Lake Anna. They have three children, Matthew
4. John 2, and Mary, 1.
RENEE WADE Grissey and her husband, Charles, live in the Rorida Keys
and have been married for seven years.
MARGARET (MARGEE) TROUTMAN Grover has been named the
1991 Outstanding Information Security Specialist for the Third Air Force.
•She lives in England.
SHELIA JEAN KENDRICK received her MD from the Medical College
of Virginia in Richmond. VA. in May. 1991 Shelia and her husband. Daniel
Caloras, arc resident physicians at Shadysidc Hospital in Pittsburg. PA.
RENEE ELLEN OLANDER of Virginia Beach. VA. was Chair of the 1991
National Women's Political Caucus in the Second Congressional District.
She teaches English at Old Dominion University. Renee is married to Dudley
JENNIFER LAMBERT Sisk. her hu.sband Geoff, and two children, Blakely
and Peter, live in Richmond. VA.
JOANNA CAMPBELL Swanson and her husband, Franklin, live in Chapel
Hill. NC Franklin is an architect and Joanna is a research analyst for the
United States Environmental Protection Agency.
KELLY ELIZABETH ANDREWS is a clinical research coordinator for
the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. TX.
AUDREY (AUDI) BONDURANT Barlow and her husband. Cricket, live in
Harrisonburg, VA. Audi is an admissions counselor al James Madi.son Uni-
CAROL LEIGH BELOTE recently graduated from the Coast Guard Re-
cruit Training Center in Cape May. NJ
JOCELYN MARIE CASSIDY of Frederick. MD. is a claims representative
for State Harm Insurance Company.
SEIKO MARUO Sogawa and her husband. Dai, live in Tokyo, Japan. Seiko
has been summarizing, in Japanese. "World News Tonight" with Peter
Jennings. Her husband is overseas ccxirdinator for SPAZIO, a design com-
pany. Dai submitted his cartoons to various competitions and won first place
MARY (CHESS) CHESTNUT DONALD of Chicago. IL. recently was
promoted to coordinator of prixluction ser\'ices for AT. Kearney, manage-
KRISTEN KERR^' SVOBODA is a paralegal at Williams. Mullen. Chris-
tian & Dobbins in Richmond. VA. She enjoys fishing, scuba diving, antique
shows and auctions
CLAIRE YVONNE Williams and her husband. Chris, moved to Richmond,
VA Chris started his own company, Harris, Williams & Company, and
Claire transferred with her company, Adia Personnel Services.
HEATHER DURHAM is living in Madrid. Spain and planning to attend
graduate school in international management in the fall of 1992
ELEANOR MCCLENDON Hall and her husband live in Shrevepon. LA.
while he is working on his master's degree in business administration at
Tulane. F^leanor completed her master's degree in interior design and is an
interior designer at Jacqueline Vance Oriental Rugs
BESS GHLGREN-Mlller has moved to Milwaukee. WI, from Cleveland,
OH. Bess is working for Laura Ashley. Inc.
MELISSA MITCHELL of Danville, VA. is teaching Spanish at Barllett-
Yancey High School in Yanceyville, NC.
SUSAN (CEA CEA) MUSSER of New Orleans, LA, met the man of her
dreams at a conference in San Francisco, CA.
B.ARB.\R.A WEAKS Sutton, her husband, Matthew, and son, Justin, live in
Yuma, .\Z. Barbara, her husband and son met with CAROLYN HALL '87
of Honolulu, HI. and PAULA SRIGLEY Colman and her husband,
Howard, of Saint Louis, MO. at the home of Paula's father in Garden Grove,
CA. Barbara and CEA CEA MUSSER '87 visited in San Diego, CA, and in
LISA DRESSLER Walrod of Fayetteville, NC, was awarded the Belk-
Howard Group Silver Achievement Award for 1991 for superior performance
in all aspects of the job. Lisa met MARY CHESS DONALD '87 of Chi-
cago. IL. in Hampton. VA. to see the U2 concert and lunched with
SUZANNE (SUZ) LOCHNER of Staunton. VA.
EDWIN M. EAGLE (ADP) is a student at the University of Pittsburg.
DORIS (BETH) ELIZABETH Payne of Crozet, VA, teaches 3rd grade in
Charlottesville. VA. Her husband is a campus minister at Intervarsity Chris-
tian Fellowship. UVA.
COURTNEY VVTTMER BELL is a commercial real estate leasing agent for
Ma.\well Properties. Inc.. in Atlanta. GA.
DIANE ELIZABETH HERRON of Webster. TX, wrote that she received
her master's degree. She is working for Dester Energy and is planning her
wedding for Christmas, 1992.
HOLLY ANN HUNNICUTT is an assistant interior designer with Robb &
Stucky in Tampa. PL. Holly's sister MELINDA HUNNICUTT graduated
from MBC in May.
JENNIFER LUTMAN (PEG) is a second-year graduate student in English
and teaches freshman composition at the University of Illinois in Champaign.
AMY GUPTON Nelson and her husband. Rick, have completed their new
home on Buggs Island Lake in Clarksville, VA.
SHELBY SCOTT POWELL is a paralegal with Warner. Mayoue & Bates
in Atlanta, GA.
DENISE ARLENE LOCKETT of Raleigh, NC, is a candidate for a
master's degree in English from North Carolina State University.
ERIN PATRICIA MURRAY (PEG) is a technician for the Montana Eye
Bank and an occupational health physician in Mis.soula, MT.
ELIZABETH (BETSY) LEE BAKER of Richmond, VA, works for Health
South as a marketing representative for the Sports Medicine Institute.
JANE GARY GATEWOOD (ADP) of Scoltsville, VA, is a graduate stu-
dent at VCU School of Social Work.
NICOLA-DESHA PRASHAD of McU-an, VA, graduated from Marymount
University with a master's degree in psychological services.
DIANA BALLARD (PEG) continues to teach English in Japan.
KATE ELIZABETH SHUNNEY'S (PEG) article on her trip to Ireland was
reprinted in Free Spirit, an award-winning national educational newsletter.
Kate also placed two poems in Wonnwood, a literary magazine published in
AMY ELIZABETH TUNSTALL of Radford, VA, is doing graduate work
in student personnel administration in higher education at Radford Univer-
LANE ANDREA TYREE works as a child care worker at Virginia Baptist
Children's Home in Salem, VA.
Left: Susan Wilson
Boydoh '89 and Robert E.
Boydoh, Jr. (Hampden-
Sydney College '88 and
Wake Forest University
School of Law '91) of
Greensboro, NC. Right:
Ellis "Beaufa '■ Herbert
Britton '87 and William
■Bubba" Britton (Virginia
Polytechnic Institute) of
What A Small World!
DAWN KATHLEEN MARTIN '82 to Brian K.
Blankinship, April 18, 1992
MARIAN ELIZABETH VENEY '82 to John
Muocgbunam Okoye, January 28, 1992
CHRISTINE LYNN CAMPBELL '84 to Pedro
SHEILA JEAN KENDRICK '84 to Daniel Coloras,
June 2, 1992
SHELBY (MISSY) PRICE '87 to Vemon M. Dukes
MONIQUE (MO) DOUTRE '88 lo Jeff Clark, July
ANGELA KATHERINE FAVATA '89 lo Robert C.
Week, December 28, 1992
KELLY GARRETT '89 to Keith D. Abbott '89,
March 21, 1992
Both Susan Wilson '89 and Beaufa Herbert '87 were married on March 28, 1992. They were
friends at Mary Baldwin, and both lived on Spencer .3 one year, but Ihcy had not kept in touch.
So, what a small world lo find a Mary Baldwin alumna silting acro.ss from you al hreaklasl on
the third day of your honeymoon. . deep in the Caribbean, at that.
Both couples honeymooned at a resort in St Lucia, and, as it ended up, Ihey had been placed
in rooms next door to each other!
Mary Latimer Co rJn^r, professor ementa of
speech and drama, died Friday, May 1 . 1992 al her home in Fairfax,
VA. She began a long asstxrialion wilh Mary Baldwin College in 1933.
I— >.-.^^^^« when she joined ihe faculty as a speech and drama instructor. She
# *JSP^^V> taught speech and drama at MBC for 1 2 years before joining the fac-
If^^, j^ ^HI^J^HII "''y "^ Madison College, now JMU. She is survived by her close friend
~*^ ^tSS^KI ''"'' companion. Pat Bowers.
^ J^^^^Kf Dr. Cordner's career encompassed many firsts for women in the
. -^^ J^H^^^^ field of academic theatre. She was the first woman to hold the position
\ „^^^^^^g of theatre director at both the University of Wyoming and Madison
^^^Hj^^^ Canadian by birth, Dr. Cordner was bom in Ridgelown, Ontario,
* ^^P^^^, September. 17. 1895. She attended Ihe famed Curry School of Expres-
^ ^^^^^^^ sion in Boston and the University of London. Hngland. She received
^^^^^^ll^ both her M.A. and Ph.D. from Ihe University of Wisconsin.
^^^^^^^^^^^ Dr. Cordner's teaching career lasted over two decades. She taught
al a number of colleges, including the University of Wyoming, the
University of Wisconsin. Baylor College in Texas, Mary Baldwin Col-
lege, and Madison College.
A successful actress and lecturer. Dr. Cordner was married to actor
Blaine Cordner in 196.5. After her husband's death in 1971, she moved
to Fairfax, VA. She was a charier member of the Virginia Speech Communication Association and served as president of the
Texas Speech Association. She was a member of Pi Lambda Thela and the Beta Sigma Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma. She was
a member of the Wisconsin Players and toured the United Stales with her comic show "Platfonn Personalities."
Donations may be made to the Mary Latimer Cordner Scholarship Fund, Attn: Crista Cabe, Development Office, Mary-
Baldwin College, Staunton, VA 24401.
CAROLINE (NENIE) DIXON Bartman '72 and Thomas: a daughter. Jane
MARIAN STANLE'V Moore '76-recently inducted into MBC's chapter of
Omnicron Delta Kappa.
JUDY STOUALL Boland '74 and J. William: a son. John Lawrence. July
ANNE CARY HALL Allen '78: a son. Dall Hall. August 9, 1991
KATHY BAI.LEW Bowtn ■7X and John: a boy. James Johnson. September
AUDREY ANDREWS Oddi 'XO and Steve: a daughter, Charlotte Prcslon
CAROL LYNNE WYDA Warren '80 and Rick: a daughter. Olivia Rayne.
February 29, 1992
ANNE BROYLES Proctor '8.1 and David: a son. Burns McNeil, November
.lULlE SLAVIK Budnik '84 and Thomas: a girl. Jordan Veronica. January
CLARE WOLFFE Carter '85 and Scott: a daughter, Kathleen Clare. De-
LAURA MARTIN Davis '84 and Curt: a girl. Kinily Grace
AUDI BONDURANT Barlow '85 and George (Cricket): a girl, Sarah
LYNN DINOFR Edmonds '8(i and Dean: a boy. Dean Monroe. December
ANN FILIPOWICZ Blotner '82 and Richard: a girl, Stephanie Ann. May
EUCENIA SPROUL May '20, February. 1992
MARY QUARLES Whitehurst '2.5, February. 1992
LUCY JO DAVIS Burnett '33, 1991
LUCY RHODES Irvine '35, March. 1992
ERICA DAVIS Wilkerson '70, December. 1991
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Barbro Hansson '88 ADP
Mary Baldwin College
Staunton. VA 24401
Ann Field Alexander, assistant professor of history (ADP), has
published "Like An Evil Wind" in the Virginia Magazine of History
and Biography. Dr. Alexander's article is about the Roanoke, VA, riot
of 1893 and the lynching of Thomas Smith.
Martha Evans, professor of French and coordinator of women's
studies, recently published a translation of a French book on
psychoanalysis and hypnosis. Dr. Evan's English-language version of y4
Critique of Psychoanalytic Reason: Hypnosis as a Scientific Problem
from Lavoisier to Lacan was published by Stanford University Press.
The book, by Dr. Leon Chertok and Professor Isabelle Stengers, was
published two years ago in France. Dr. Evans has also published Fits
and Starts: A Genealogy of Hysteria in Modern France, through
Cornell University Press. She wrote that book following a year in Paris
on a Guggenheim Fellowship, While in Paris she did research on
hysteria and worked with the late Dr. Chertok.
David Mason, assistant professor of political science, had a poem
tilled "Fool's Paradise" published in Mind in Motion: A Magazine of
Poetry and Short Prose. Dr. Mason's review of Tom Rockmore's
Ontteidegger's Nazism and Philosophy, published by the University of
California Press, has been published in Political Studies: Journal of the
Political Studies Association of The United Kingdom.
Daniel Metraux, associate professor of Asian studies, recently
published a book through Mellen Press. His book is titled Taiwan 's
Political and Economic Growth in the late 20th Century. Dr. Metraux
also co-authored a book, Japan: A Country Study, published in March
by the Library of Congress. Currently on sabbatical. Dr. Metraux is in
Japan researching the Soka Gakkai movement al the Soka University.
Riley Haws, assistant professor of music, has recently presented
concerts in Marion, VA, at the Shenandoah Conservatory in
Winchester, VA, and at the South Windsor (CT), Arts Commission. He
also presented a program titled "Learning to Listen: To Ourselves and
Others" al the Hartford Music Teachers Association in Hartford, CT,
Lis Chabot, acting librarian, recently presented a poster session
tilled "Designing an Inslruclion Sheet for Academic Index Database on
CD-ROM" at the spring meeting of the Library Instruction Forum of
the Virginia Library Association.
Mary Hill Cole, assistant professor of history, presented her paper
tilled "The Ceremonial Dialogue Between Elizabeth I and Her Civic
Hosts" al the meeting of Ihe American Comparative Literature
AsscKialion in New York City.
Carrie Dougla.ss, assistant professor of sociology, presented her
paper titled "Anthropological Encounters with the Spanish of Ihe '90s"
al ihe Southern Anthropological Society meeting in St, Augustine, FL.
Martha Evans, professor of French and coordinator of women's
studies, presented two lectures al the Northern Illinois University for
Women's History Month in March. Dr. Evans' presentations were tilled
'Telling .Secrets: Hysteria and Politics" and "Body Shape: Selling
Stevens Garlick, associate professor of German (ADP), presented a
paper on Germany's crucial role in Ihe European community of Ihe next
century. His presentation was part of the opening session for "Europe:
Challenge '92," a topical conference held this spring al F^st Carolina
University in Greenville, NC.
James Cilman, associate professor of religion, recently presented a
paper title "Re-enfranchising the Heart: Narrative Emotions and
Contemporary Theology" al Ihe Society for Philosophy of Religion
meeting in Winston-Salem, NC, and al the American Academy of
Religion meeting in Allania, GA.
Sally James, assistant professor of art, presented her paper, "The
Capella Nuova at Orvieto by Luca Signorelli," at the Virginia Art
History Colloquium held at Hollins College in February,
John Kibler, associate professor of psychology, presented with
student researchers their paper titled "Reduction of Taste Aversion in
Male Rats After Prenatal Exposure to Caffeine" at the Virginia
Psychological Association meeting in Roanoke, VA. At the
Southeastern Psychological Association meeting in Knoxville, TN, Dr.
Kibler and students presented three other papers: "Ultrasonic Calls,
Retrieval," "Mortality in Rats After Prenatal Caffeine," and "Job
Choice and Career Satisfaction Among Women with Psychology
Judy Klein, associate professor of economics, presented her paper,
"Commercial Currents and First Differences: The Influence of
Speculative Reasoning on Time Series Analysis 1843 - 1926," at the
History of Economics Society meeting at George Mason University.
Physical Education faculty members Kathy McCleaf, Sharon
Spalding and Betty Kegley, presented a slide program and discussion
at the VAHPERD Conference in December. Their presentation was
titled "Making Fitness a Priority at a Small Liberal-Arts College."
Associate Professor of Education James McCrory gave a
presentation and served on a panel at the spring conference of the
Virginia Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. The
conference theme was "What Do Teachers Need to Know?"
Steven A. Mosher, associate professor of political science and
director of the health care administration program, made a presentation
titled "Inside Canadian Health Care" at the winter meeting of the
Virginia Chapter of the Health Care Financial Management
Association. The meeting was held January 30 at the Wintergreen
Resort. He presented "Health Care Reforms - Which Way America?" to
the Shenandoah regional meeting of Virginia's Chapter of the
Healthcare Financial Management Association.
Lesley Novack, assistant professor of psychology, co-authored with
her husband David a paper titled "Gender Conflict and Power." She
presented the paper at the meeting of the Society for Applied
Anthropology in Memphis, TN.
Rnderic Owen, associate professor of philosophy (ADP), presented
a program on Robert Bly's Iron John at the annual VAACE Conference
in Virginia Beach.
Rick Plant, assistant professor of English, presented "A Sense of
Place: Writing out of Setting" al a Pedagogy Foruin of the Associated
Writing Programs in Minneapolis, MN. The forum is designed to allow
participants to share techniques for leaching creative writing. Mr. Plant
also conducted a creative writing workshop at Blue Ridge Community
College in April. The workshop was sponsored by the BRCC Cultural
Pamela Richardson, associate professor of English (ADP),
presented "Offering Programs at Off-Campus Centers" at the Region V
meeting of Ihe Association for Continuing Higher Education, held in
Richmond, VA. The conference Iheme was "Program Development and
Program Delivery: How Continuing Educators Do Their Work."
Ann F. Alexander is involved in an oral history project, "A Hidden
History: The Black Experience in the Roanoke Valley". The project is
sponsored by the Harrison Museum of African American Culture and
partially funded by the Virginia Foundation for Humanities and Public
Gordim liowen, associate professor of political science, received a
1992 Maurice L. Mcdnick Fellowship from Ihe Virginia Foundation of
Independent Colleges. He is among l.*) scholars to receive Ihe award
this year. The fellowship will fund Dr. Bowen's research project,
"Foreign Donors and Financing of U.S. Congressional Campaigns in
Summer Verses - The Book of Ruth
Mary Baldwin College
The premiere perlonnance oi SummerVerses . . . The Book of Ruth
opened lo a capacity crowd, Thursday, May 21, at Trinity Episcopal
Church, in Staunton. The performance was the first event of the 1992
Homecoming and Commencement weekend celebration.
The oratorio, commissioned by Mary Baldwin College for the
Sesquicentennial Anniversary, was composed by MBC ahimna Frances
Thompson McKay. Professional vocalists and instrumentalists from the
northern Virginia area and members of the Mary Hakiwin choir were
Guest performers included Joel Lazar, conductor, Pamela Jordan,
soprano; Marianna Busching, contralto; Charles Williams, tenor; Jody
Gatwood, violin; Martha Mac Intire, oboe; Lori Barnet, cello; George
Vance, bass; Barbara Seidman, harp; Francis Conlon, pianist; Randall
McKay, a native of Norfolk, VA. said the composition was based on
the Old Testament scripture of the Book of Ruth. She said. "The tale of
Ruth was originally created by a storyteller for Shabuoth. Feast of
Weeks (Pentecost), 50 days after Passover, which coincides with the
late spring barley harvest. . .we can imagine that this is a tale which
begins in late May and continues through the summer."
In the oratorio's text and music, which incorporates some Iraililmn.il
Jewish music, McKay has added new symbols to the story. She
explains. "Ruth is symbolized by the earth, as well as the harvest. Fach
character is also symbolized by an instrument. Ruth's instrument is the
flute. Naomi is symbolized by the moon, and her instrument is the oboe.
Boaz is symbolized by the sun and the percussion."
Frances Thompson McKay has received awards and grants from the
MacDowell Colony, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the
Washington, DC. Commission on the Arts, the Peabody Conservatory,
the National Society of Arts and Letters, the Lcvine .School of Music,
and the University Center in Virginia. At Mary Baldwin, she studied
piano with Carl Broman. to whom she has dedicated SummerVerses.
She completed graduate studies at The University of Virginia, and
Peabody Conservatory, where she received the Doctor of Musical Arts
degree in coinp<isition. She studied composition and theory with Robert
Hall Lewis and Nadia Boulangcr. and piano with Fernando Laircs.
McKay's works have been performed at the Corcoran Gallery, the
Smithsonian Institute. Wolf Trap Park Fami. the Virginia Museum, the
Meeting House Chamber Music Festival, the national Museum for
Women in the Arts, and broadcast in the U.S. and abroad. She has taught
at Gouchcr College. Georgetown University, and the Lcvine School of
Music, and served as program director of the Contemporary Music
Follow the footsteps of Mary
Baldwin College from its initial
dream to its outstanding
accomplishments. This year, Mary
Baldwin celebrates 150 years of
academic and personal
achievement. Behind these
achievements is a story waiting to
In the histohcal video,
Footsteps - 150 Years At Mary
Baldwin College, you'll meet U.S.
Presidents Coolidge, Wilson,
Hoover and Eisenhower . . . and
shake hands with MBC Presidents
Jarman, Spencer, Kelly and
Lester. You'll help pick the
delicious fruit on Apple Day in rare
pre-WWII color film. You'll eye the
marching SMA cadets and learn of
MBC's international mission work.
You'll meet the very proper "Miss
Priss," enforcer of the rules, and
150 Years At
Mary Baldwin College
the very unproperTallulah Bankhead,
one of the notable breakers of those
rules. You'll watch buildings happily
rise and some sadly fall. You'll attend
student rallies demanding women's
suffrage, selling war bonds, and
protesting the Vietnam War.
Relive the history of Mary
Baldwin College in this video produced
by the people who know our college
best ... the faculty, staff and students
of Mary Baldwin College. Share our
heritage with your friends and family
and follow the footsteps!
To obtain a copy, send your
check or money order for $32.95 (per
copy) payable to
Mary Baldwin College
Mary Baldwin College
Staunton, VA 24401
phone 703 • 887 • 7084.
$32.95 (postage paid)
ANNOUNCING THE PUBLICATION OF
To Live in Time
THE SESQUICENTENNIAL HISTORY OF MARY BALDWIN COLLEGE
by Dr. Patricia H. Menk
In celebration of Mary Baldwin
College's 150th anniversary. Dr. Patricia
H. Menk has published To Live in Time,
a chronological history of Mary Baldwin
College through its first 150 years.
Professor Emerita of History Dr.
Menk served on the MBC faculty from
1952 to 1981. She currently serves MBC
as the College historian, and provided a
chronology of the college for the
College's recently published pictorial
To Live in Time is an attractive
volume that will bring back many
memories for alumnae and delight
readers with experiences from Mary
Baldwin College's 150-year heritage.
To obtain a copy please use the
order form at the right.
$40 per book (postage paid)
Virginia residents $41.80 per book
(price includes VA .045 sales tax)
Lovely Staffordshire plate produced
in England fortfie Sesquicentennial. A
reproduction of one sold years ago, the
plate features a nostalgic image of the
historic Administration Building.
$40 (postage paid)
Elegant bookends replicate Ham
and Jam, familiar sentinels at the steps of
the Administration Building. Cast iron in
handsome verdigris finish. Reissued by
Virginia l^etalcrafters of Waynesboro,
$50/pr. (postage paid)
Mary Baldwin College: Then and
Now is a pictorial history of the college to
own and treasure! A magnificently
photographed tnbute to Mary Baldwin, this
hard bound volume is photographed by
Dan Grogan, an award winning
Charlottesville, VA. based photographer.
Through Grogan's photography of Mary
Baldwin during all four seasons and
through archival photos, this edition
celebrates the 150th anniversary of Mary
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MBC SESQUICENTENNIAL FINAl
This three-day bash was 150 years in the making, so you can expect it to be the largest
gathering ever of Mary Baldwin folks • It will be great fun, too, with activities ranging from
dances and dinners to classical music, from art shows to seminars, from a Gilbert and Sullivan
operetta to a trek to the best antique shops. Come celebrate the Sesquicentennial, and have
the time of your life •
» OCTOBER 9 - 11, 1992
e schedule and registration brochure have been mailed to all Mary Baldwin
imnae and alumni, students and their parents, and friends • If you did not
:eive one, or if you need more information, call or write:
Crista Cabe • Director of Advancement Services
Mary Baldwin College • Staunton, Virginia 24401
703-887-7011 • FAX 703-885-2011
Young Women in Science
Program Enters 7th Year at Mary Baldwin College
Young Women in Science totally
changed my attitude toward science and
turned me from a person who disliked
science into a die-hard biology major
- So go the favorable quotes
from past YWIS participants.
Mary Baldwin's Young Women in Science Program
provides high-ability high school students a preview of the methods
and theories used in college science courses. Participating in a
hands-on, intensive, research experience helps young women gain
confidence in their abilities. The program illustrates what scientists
really do, and lessens the shock of moving from the high school to
college level. And, it encourages students to pursue science careers.
Public and private high schools in Virginia are invited to
nominate one female rising
senior who is outstanding in
lence. Approximately 100
nominations are submitted
each year, and 35 young
women are selected for the
program on the basis of high
school performance and
science teachers. Standard-
ized test scores for partici-
pants are usually above the
90th percentile. YWIS is a
merit-based program. TTiere
is no tuition fee.
During the three-
week program, students take
two of the three courses
offered and cam four
semester hours of college
credit. Courses are offered
in chemistry, microbiology,
and field biology. Last
included "Natural Products:
TTie Chemistry of Things,"
"Biology from Molecules to
Microbes," and "Field
Students in the
program use classroom and
laboratory facilities in the
College's Jesse Cleveland
Pcarce Science Center. According to Or. Lundy Pent/, associate
professor of biology and director of YWIS, participants have access
to the same instrumentation and laboratory facilities that are used
by Mary Baldwin's traditional students. MBC's research equipment
1990 Younfi Women in Science parlicipanl.i outside Feurce Science
Center with YWIS Director Lundy Pent?., associate professor ofl>iolo)fy.
is not reserved for faculty alone, and much of it is of a quality and
level of sophistication that is normally reserved for graduate
Young Women in Science classes meet for four hours, three
days a week. Participants live in a college residence hall, and six
Mary Baldwin students live with them and serve as counselors and
teaching assistants. Classroom, field, and laboratory work takes
place in the morning, while afternoons are reserved for group and
Science Foundation research
shows that a large percentage
of entering college freshmen,
both male and female, are
still considering careers in
science, but that by the end
of their freshman year the
percentage drops dramati-
cally, especially for women.
Certainly the leap between
the content of high school
science and college science
is great - perhaps greater
than that of any other
discipline - and the adjust-
ment for young women
appears to be more difficult.
MBC's Young Women in
Science program is working
to change that.
Over 200 young
women have attended the
program since its inception
in 1986. A five-year
evaluation was conducted
last year, and the 72
respondents agreed strongly
that the program had helped
them understand science
belter and was a good preparation for college and a career. They
agreed the program assisted them in planning for college and
inlluenced them to take more science courses and enter a science-
by D. Michelle Hite
IT'S MARY BALD
ANNUAL FUND T
The dignified duo, HAM AND JAM, have served together as
sentinels on the steps of Mary Baldwin College's
Administration Building since the early 1870s.
Celebrating last year's successful "Ham and Jam on Bread Tour,"
the duo have become party animals . . . HAM AND JAM were
spotted in party hats at the recent 1992 Homecoming
celebration! The Sesquicentennial Celebration has also
certainly created a lot of good will and tail wagging.
What's next for the infamous pair?
If you would like to make HAM AND JAM'S tails
wag in approval, join other distinguished alumnae, family,
and friends by making a gift or pledge to the 1992-93
Annual Fund. Annual Fund giving is the most important
thing you can do for Mary Baldwin College. And, your
contribution enables the College to do what it does best -
provide academic excellence.
Let's assure HAM AND JAM their front porch seats for the
next 1 50 years. Become a member of the Ham and Jam
Society by making a first time gift of $150 or more, or by
increasing your Annual Fund contribution by $150 in honor
of the Sesquicentennial Celebration. Be sure to "bone up"
on matching gift companies to double your contribution!
Give generously and ensure the continued success of Mary
FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL
(703) 887-7011 or write:
Director of the Annual Fund
Mary Baldwin College
Staunton, VA 24401
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id class year)
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TailoMnade Programs Designed for Success
For 1 50 years our label has symbolized quality, and we've always been known as
a college that pays attention to individualized needs. Now, Mary Baldwin College
offers two nonresidential programs designed to meet the needs of older students.
The Adult Degree Program is designed for men and women who have the
responsibilities of home and family, and even full-time jobs. Students, who live all
over the country and even abroad, earn credits toward a B.A. through learning
contracts and independent study.
The M.A.T. program, new this year, offers a schedule that's tailored to fit
teaching professionals, as well as men and women who want to enter the field of
elementary education from other careers. Classes meet in the evenings, on weekends,
and during week-long intensives in summer months. Mary Baldwin's M.A.T.
program integrates content and method courses, so that students learn what to teach
while they're learning how to teach it.
The Adult Degree Program
Mary Baldwin College
Staunton, VA 24401
The Master of Arts in Teaching
Mary Baldwin College
Staunton, VA 24401
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